Perhaps the most explosive AEW Dynamite EVER!
A Tornado Tag brimming with aggression, a 10 Man Tag that’s just as heated, and THREE championship matches in one night! Could this be the wildest Wednesday in AEW history?
- 10 Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express; Best Friends, Cassidy & Jurassic Express win.
- AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse; Cody wins and retains the AEW TNT Championship.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson; Omega & Page win and retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
AEW Women’s World Championship:Hikaru Shida VS Diamante; Shida wins.
- No Disqualification Tornado Tag: Jon Moxley & Darby Allin VS Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Taz; Moxley & Allin win.
PLAY BY PLAY
10 Man Tag: The Inner Circle VS Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express!
Le Champion leads his legion into battle in an opener worthy of a main event! They’ve had issues with Trent, Chuck Taylor, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Freshly Squeezed over admittedly small things, but it’s escalated to this! Which side wins this 5v5 tag war?
The groups sort out, the Jericho shows Cassidy what he did to that $7000 white suit jacket and starts against Cassidy. But then Jericho tags out to Jake Hager! The Big Hurt steps to Cassidy, and Cassidy unleashes the shin kicks! Hager swings, Cassidy dodges but Hager reels him in and whips. Cassidy ducks and unleashes more heel kicks! Hager throws Cassidy to a corner! Then picks him up and shouts, “What’re you gonna do now, huh?!” Cassidy takes his hands out of his pockets to ear clap Hager! And dropkick him down! Cassidy kips up, puts hands back in his pockets, and Jericho tags in. Cassidy dodges Hager but Jericho DECKS him! The teams empty the corners and it’s chaos! The ref tries to restore order but things spill out of the ring!
Jericho goes after Trent but Trent dumps him out. Santana CHOPS Trent down, the pron skirt falls as Chuck throws Santana out. Trent back drops Ortiz up and over then mule kicks Jericho. Trent helps Chuckie FLY to take out some, then Trent MOONSAULTS to get the rest! Best Friends clear space, Santana rocks Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus helps Jungle Boy hit a FLYING-RANA! Stunt comes in, is the human weapon, JURASSIC TOSS! Hager catches Stunt and trophy tosses him back! Luchasaurus catches Stunt and uses him as a backpack for the LEAP! Stunt is the only one standing and he’s fired up about it! The crowd loves “A E DUB!” as Cassidy gets back in the ring. Cassidy “fires” himself up and builds “speed” to take out his sunglasses! GROUP HUG!
Sammy leaps in, but misses everyone! Now he’s surrounded! Cassidy Sweet Shin Music, and then it’s just a mugging! They whip Sammy to a corner, Luchasaurus corner splashes! JB adds a clothesline! Chuckie adds his own clothesline, Trent runs in but Hager DECKS him! Hager drags Trent over and Jericho rains down rights! Jericho drags Trent up, back suplex! Jericho runs to kick Trent down then tags Hager back in. Hager puts Trent in the corner and fires off body shots! Tag to Santana, the Inner Circle mugs Trent and CHOPS him down! Santana brings Trent up, whips him again but Trent holds ropes. Trent throws Santana out but Santana trips and drags him out. Trent dodges Santana but Ortiz hits a DDT! Santana hits a GERMAN SUPLEX!
Ortiz shouts “We’re the best!” as he and Santana bring Trent back up. Trent is put in, Santana drags him up for a suplex! Tag to Jericho and the entire Inner Circle gets in to mug Trent! The ref has to keep Trent’s team back before reprimanding all the Inner Circle members. Jericho brings Trent up, rocks him with haymakers, then CHOPS him! Jericho whips, Trent boots back! Trent hops up and missile dropkicks! Both men are down, the crowd fires up, hot tag to Ortiz! Ortiz clubs Trent down then stands on him while taunting the others. Tag to Santana, Proud ‘n’ Powerful double suplex Trent, then step stool standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps Trent down, tags Hager in and the mugging continues.
Hager ROCKS Trent then tags in Sammy. They stomp Trent, mug him with big knees, then Sammy covers. TWO, but Sammy keeps on Trent with a facelock. Sammy fireman’s carries, does some squats to show off, then hits the Samoan Drop! Cover, GHOST PIN! TWO, Sammy CLOBBERS Trent down! Tag to Hager, he wraps Trent up in a chicken wing and chinlock. Trent endures as the crowd rallies up. Trent fights up but Hager clubs him into the Inner Circle cover. Tag to Ortiz, Ortiz brings Trent up to stomp a mudhole! Tag to Hager, Jericho gets cheap shots in, Hager snapmares Trent to knee him in the back. Hager returns to the chinlock and chicken wing but the crowd keeps rallying.
Trent fights up, fights back, but Hager shoves him. Trent boots back and fights out of the corner, into Hager’s TOSS! Hager goes after everyone but Luchasaurus on the other end, then drags Trent back up. Hager taunts Luchasaurus but Trent SAIDOS! Both men are down and the crowd fires up! Trent and Hager crawl, hot tags to Sammy and Luchasaurus! The Spanish God gets CLOBBERED, PNP aren’t enough to hold Luchasaurus back, and Luchasaurus BOOTS Jericho down! CHOPS for PNP, they CHOP back, but he double clotheslines them down! The crowd is thunderous for Luchasaurus as he has Sammy in the choke grip. Hager come sin so Luchasaurus throws haymakers with him!
Luchasaurus rams Hager into the corner, has to worry about his dino mask, but still throws body shots! Luchasaurus runs, but Hager LARIATS him! Orange Cassidy SUPER PUNCHES Hager! PNP get Cassidy for the POWERBOMB to KNEE! Trent gets Santana, SOLE FOOD HALF ‘N’ HALF! Ortiz goes after Trent, gets SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE! PSYCHO KNEE! Jericho gives Trent CODE BREAKER! JB gives Jericho a BACKSTABBER! Sammy KNEES JB down, torture racks, G T H! TAIL WHIP from Luchasaurus! The Spinning Lizard takes Sammy down but the ref is busy checking on the others that she doesn’t see Jericho fetch Floyd the baseball bat! But Cassidy does and stops that! Cassidy whips Jericho over railing!
Luchasaurus grabs Sammy, for the choke- NO! Sammy pops out of the slam, mule kicks a leg and SHINING WIZARDS Luchasaurus down! Sammy climbs up, but someone’s music distracts him. It’s MATT HARDY! Hardy shoves Sammy off the top, Luchasaurus grabs him, CHOKE SLAM ZILLA! SPINNING BUZZSAW! Cover, Jurassic Express and friends win!!
Winners: Best Friends, Orange Cassidy & Jurassic Express, by pinfall
V1 Hardy helps turn the tide at the last minute! Hardy “welcomes” Sammy back, will they finally settle their own score?
Jon Moxley speaks.
“I try to stay out of people’s business, I really do.” Moxley has a rule: If people leave him alone, he leaves them alone; if they don’t, he doesn’t. He thought his issues with Brian Cage were over, but then Cage had to go “put a beat down on my little compadre, Darby Allin, a kid half your size, and you didn’t even do it alone.” What would that say about Mox if he stood by and let it happen? He’d be a “punk b*tch,” wouldn’t he? Speaking of those, Ricky Starks has fallen in with the wrong crowd. Must feel so tough going 2v1. Let’s see how they like it when the odds are even. Moxley doesn’t start fights, but he always finishes them. Will it be finished between Mox and Cage tonight?
AEW TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse!
The American Nightmare is giving an incredible opportunity to a rising star from the indies! But part of the challenge is to see how long Warhorse even lasts. Will he make the most of his 15 minutes of fame?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and the biggest match in Warhorse’s career begins!
Cody circles with Warhorse and they tie up. Cody waistlocks, Warhorse pries free to standing switch, but Cody gets the ropes. Warhorse lets off clean and the two reset. Cody and Warhorse circle, they tie up, Cody wrenches to a wristlock. Warhorse rolls, rolls and kicks! Cody gets after Warhorse, puts him in a corner, but holds back on the chop to pat Warhorse on the shoulders. Warhorse CHOPS Cody on the back! And then CHOPS the front! Warhorse whips corner to corner, Cody goes up and around to sunset flip, but Warhorse slips out to high stack! TWO, Cody runs into an arm-drag! Warhorse has the arm but Cody gets to his feet. Cody scoops but Warhorse arm-drags again!
Warhorse cranks on the arm, Cody gets to his feet again, but Warhorse wrenches to a shoulder breaker. Cody wrenches through, whips but Warhorse reverses. Cody ducks and hurdles but Warhorse dodges and whips. Cody bails out to avoid another arm-drag. Cody is frustrated but coach Arn Anderson cools him off. Cody gets back to the ring, circles with Warhorse again, and Cody gets around to a waistlock then headlock. Cody hits the headlock takeover, Warhorse headscissors back but Cody pops out. Cody headlocks again, Warhorse powers out and both men run the ropes. Warhorse redirects to CLOBBER Cody! Cover, TWO! Warhorse head bangs while Cody bails out and AEW goes picture in picture, #CodyHorse.
The ref keeps Warhorse from pursuing Cody and Cody slowly returns to the ring. Warhorse knees Cody low, headbutts him down, and brings Cody back up. Warhorse headbutts Cody down again! Cody sits up but Warhorse is on him first for a back suplex. Cody lands on his feet and drop toeholds Warhorse into buckles! Cody comes back to ROCK Warhorse with a forearm, then hoists Warhorse up top. Cody ROCKS Warhorse again, climbs up to join him, and brings him up for a SUPERPLEX! Warhorse writhes but Cody covers, TWO! Cody keeps his cool by doing some push-ups. Cody goes after Warhorse’s leg and slams it on the mat! And then stomps it down!
Cody puts the leg on the ropes to springboard and stomp it! Warhorse scrambles away in pain but Cody stalks after him. Warhorse tries to kick back but Cody stomps him down. Cody drags Warhorse up to scoop and slam down, then cover with a knee to the face. TWO as Warhorse refuses to stop. Cody stomps Warhorse, grabs the leg and turns Warhorse for a Half Crab! AEW returns to single picture as Warhorse endures and the crowd duels! Cody sits deep but Warhorse endures! Warhorse crawls to the ropebreak! Cody lets go at 4, grabs the legs again, and goes for the Figure Four, only for Warhorse to turn it instantly! Cody endures now, crawls and gets a ropebreak of his own!
Both men slowly rise, Cody drags Warhorse up but Warhorse dropkicks him away! Warhorse runs in to corner clothesline, then runs to hit another one! Warhorse whips Cody to ropes, Cody reverses, but Warhorse slides under to CHOP, back elbow and DISCUS! Warhorse has the arms for Danielson Stomps! Warhorse fires up with the crowd as he heads to a corner. He reaches the top rope but Cody bails out again. Warhorse hops down to DOUBLE STOMP Cody down! The ref starts a ring count, Warhorse puts Cody in and climbs back up. Warhorse aims, leaps, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Cody survives and Warhorse can’t believe it! The crowd is thunderous as Warhorse brings Cody back up. But Cody Alabama Slams back! Jackknife cover, TWO!
Arn coaches Cody as Warhorse stirs. Cody drags Warhorse around by his leg, steps through, but Warhorse cradle counters! TWO, Cody sunset flips but Warhorse sits on it! TWO!! Cody walks into a body shot! Warhorse throws haymakers, Cody runs corner to corner but gets a boot! Warhorse climbs up top again, but Cody gets under the leap! Warhorse’s leg jams, Cody dropkicks it out! Step through, FIGURE FOUR- No! Warhorse blocks! Cody kicks Warhorse and gets it in! Cody bridges, Warhorse taps, Cody wins!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, by submission (still AEW TNT Champion)
An incredible fight from the independent star, but the American Nightmare found a way to finish him off! But wait, the Dark Order attacks?! Warhorse gets Cody clear as Numbers 3 & 4, John Silver & Alex Reynolds, get into the ring! Silver and Reynolds go after Warhorse, kick him out, then go after Cody! Arn gets in and squares up with them! But wait, is that…?! MATT CARDONA! WOO WOO WOO, he starts clobbering the Numbers! Reynolds throws hands but Cardona shoves and knees him back. ROUGH RYDER! Silver gets in, to get one, too! Cardona clotheslines Reynolds out and has the ring! The crowd loves having the Long Island #StrongIsland in AEW!
AEW returns with Tony Schiavone on stage.
Tony hypes up September 5th, ALL OUT 2020! But wait, The Inner Circle comes out to interrupt this announcement because they are furious! Shut the music off and shut your mouths! Jericho and his team are furious given what happened the last month. They’re going to draw lines in the sand and issue ultimatums! Isn’t that right, Sammy? Yeah! Matt Hardy, that son of a b*tch, cost Sammy his first match back! This is NOT over! What’s son of a b*tch in Spanish? “Son of el b*tch.” Exactly.
And Orange Cassidy has been causing issues ever since Jericho beat him. Cassidy wants the rematch? Here’s a rematch! Two weeks from tonight, 8/12, there WILL be a rematch “of one of the greatest matches in AEW history!” Jericho VS Cassidy II! And when Jericho wins again, Cassidy will repay Jericho $7000 for ruining this jacket. What color is this jacket? Orange. Yes, it’s even more orange than before! It’s because of that demon orange juice Cassidy dumped on Jericho! Jericho will get revenge for that on 8/12, but next week, 8/5, “face to face,” Jericho challenges Cassidy to a debate! With a special guest moderator who will blow our minds.
But why a debate? Because not only will Jericho beat Cassidy physically, he will beat Cassidy up mentally as “one of the best orators of all time.” Jericho is the DEMO GOD! A debate, a rematch, and Cassidy will be exposed as a “filthy piece of trash.” Does it still smell like orange juice? Santana says it’s moving closer to cat pee… NOOO!! Ortiz emphasizes it’s like cat pee! Will Jericho get his revenge both mentally and physically against Freshly Squeezed?
AEW shares footage of a contract signing.
The official contracts for FTR, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood, are on the table! They have their lawyer, and are ready to sign on the dotted line to one day become AEW World Tag Team Champions. Arn Anderson comes in as a tag team consultant and sits with Tony, the lawyers, and “the greatest team in the world.” Arn double checks the contract, making sure FTR knows about the rules so that they may follow them. 10 second rule on double teaming, must use tag ropes, and so on. What’s this one here? They whisper behind the papers, and agree to this. Also in the contract is Tony Khan’s promise that on 8/12, FTR gets the one night “Tag Team Appreciation Night” segment, as hosted by them. That’s all they need to hear, and they sign away.
Hangman Page comes by to check on FTR. Now it’s official, because they can drink to it! Some whiskey for everyone, even Tony. Arn will have to pass. Hangman really loads his up… Not the cheap stuff, wow. Gets in the nostrils. And Hangman realizes he did pour too much. No but it’s good, though. Cheers to the newest signings to the AEW Tag Division! Will FTR ride alongside The Cowboy and The Enforcer?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page VS The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson!
Speaking of Hangman, he and The Cleaner are about to face the still undefeated and still highly motivated original members of AEW’s resident cult! Uno and Grayson finally get a shot at the tag titles, will they hit the mark? Or will Omega and Hangman pull off some Best Bout Cowboy Sh*t to deny them the gold?
An interesting detail to note, Anna Jay has returned! It seems she did #JoinDarkOrder, but what Number is she? As for this highly anticipated match, the champions will make their way out, after the break!
AEW returns as Hangman makes his entrance, followed by Omega. Cabana is on commentary and thanks Brodie for that opportunity. Wait, Hangman fires off on Uno and Stu before Omega is even down the ramp! The ref tries to restore order and Omega realizes what’s happening! Omega runs in and gets Hangman to let off. The teams cool off and sort out, and Uno goes after Omega! Uno bumps Omega off buckles and CHOPS him in the Dark Order corner. Uno BOOTS, Stu holds Omega in place for a mugging! The crowd boos and Uno runs to back elbow Omega. Tag to Stu, Uno scoops Omega and Stu springboards, elbow drop sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO!
Stu drags Omega up, Omega throws forearms and CHOPS back! Omega CHOPS more, Stu kicks low and whips, but Omega reverses. Uno saves Stu and Stu boots back! But Omega runs back and BOOTS Uno for it! Stu mule kicks Omega, whips Omega but Omega reverses. Omega tilt-o-whirl backbreakers Stu and the Bucks are spotted watching from the crowd. Omega tags Hangman in and they double whip Stu. They double kick, kick and run to boot and KOTARO KRUSHER! Standing Shooting Star! Cover, TWO! Hangman keeps on Stu and tags Omega back in. Omega springboards to ax handle Stu down!
Uno runs in, Omega dodges and Hangman CHOPS! Omega CHOPS, Hangman CHOPS, repeat! Uno covers up but gets a CHOP to the back! Then DOUBLE DOUBLE CHOPS! The crowd fires up as Omega and Hangman high ten. Brodie paces while Anna Jay stares intensely. Stu clubs Omega from behind and the ref tells Hangman to go back to his corner. SCU’s Frankie Kazarian is spotted watching this match as Stu whips Omega to the corner. Stu pie faces Hangman while Uno gets a cheap shot! Stu runs in, Omega goes up and over, Uno and Hangman tag in! Hangman dodges Uno and BOOTS him down! Then he triangle lariats Stu down! Uno kicks low, whips but Hangman reverses to reel him in, for a FALL AWAY SLAM!
Hangman kips up and DECKS Stu to then dodge and clothesline Uno out! The crowd fires up as Hangman PESCADOS! Stu takes the hit, but Uno POSTS Hangman down! Omega runs over but gets thrown into barriers! Uno dusts himself off while he regroups with Stu. Brodie feels better about what’s going on as Uno covers. TWO, but Uno keeps on Hangman with elbows to the head. Uno pulls on the fingers and BITES! The ref counts, Uno lets up and tags in Stu. The Dark Order double CHOP Hangman in a corner, then Uno RAMS Stu into Hangman’s stomach! Stu snapmares and runs to Penalty KICK! Cover, ONE, but Stu tries again, ONE! The crowd rallies up as Stu brings Hangman up. Hangman shoves, Stu knees and whips to elbow Hangman down!
Stu keeps Hangman from Omega and tags in Uno. The Dark Order mug Hangman, Stu digs his fingers in and Uno throws forearms. Uno brings Hangman out to suplex, but Hangman fights back! Stu tags in, Uno gets Hangman up for Stu to ROUNDHOUSE into the suplex! Cover, Omega breaks it up! Omega stomps away on Stu before he backs off, but Stu drags Hangman away. Stu stomps Hangman more then brings him up, only for Hangman to CHOP back! AEW goes picture in picture as Stu powers Hangman to the Dark Order corner, #DOvsELITE.
Uno tags in, the Dark Order mugs Hangman and Uno CLAWS Hangman’s chest! The ref reprimands but Uno throws haymakers on Hangman. Uno digs his boot into Hangman’s chin but lets up at the count of 4. Stu chokes Hangman during the distraction! Uno drags Hangman up, but Hangman fights back! Hangman throws elbows and fists, then forearm after forearm on Uno. Uno chop blocks Hangman before he can reach Omega! Uno drags Hangman away, tags in Stu, and Stu drops knees on Hangman’s head! Stu mocks Hangman’s pain before he pushes Hangman to the apron. Stu digs his boots in, tags Uno and then slingshot sentons to the apron! Uno takes a bow on behalf of The Dark Order, Stu gets a cheap shot, and Uno drags Hangman up.
Uno elbows Hangman, tags Stu, but Hangman fights back again! Hangman DECKS Uno but Stu CHOPS back! Stu whips Hangman, Hangman catches him for a scoop slam! Hangman wobbles around and tags in Omega! Omega rallies on Stu with big Polish hammers! Stu ducks the discus to mule kick and whip. Omega reverse, fireman’s carries, “YOU! CAN’T! ESCAPE!” AEW returns single picture for the Rolling Senton and moonsault! Cover, TWO! Omega keeps his cool as he drags Stu back up. Full nelson, but Stu denies the Dragon Suplex! Uno tags in and JABS Omega! Uno elbows Omega’s head, Dark Order double whips but Hangman tags in before Omega kicks Uno away! Omega boots Stu’s punch away, then V-TRIGGERS!
Uno runs into a waistlock, elbows out hard, but Hangman comes in for the rolling elbow! Omega pops Uno up to Hangman’s GERMAN! Hangman fires up, tags Omega back in, and they focus on Stu. “This is Awesome!” as hangman corner clotheslines. Omega back elbows, then feeds Stu to Hangman’s pop up. Stu huricanranas out of the bomb, but Omega runs in. The V-Trigger misses, Stu CHOPS! Stu whips. Omega reverses, Stu FLIES out onto Hangman!! Uno BOOTS Omega down! Uno goes up top fast, leaps, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Stu tags in and the Dark Order focus on Omega. Pop up to Electric Chair, toss to a BOMB!! Cover, Hangman breaks it in time! The crowd fires up again while Brodie paces.
Uno and Stu mug Hangman and put him in the corner. They bring Omega over but Omega fights them off. Omega rocks each of them with forearms and elbows! Uno goes down but Stu KNEES Omega! Omega falls back into Uno’s kangaroo kick, “GET OVER HERE!” Stu OVERHEAD suplexes Omega onto Hangman! Stu climbs up, Uno runs, CANNONBALL and 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Omega survives and the Dark Order can’t believe it! The crowd is thunderous behind Omega as Uno tags back in. Uno drags Omega up as Stu climbs, but Omega fights out to foil Fatality! Uno bumps into Stu but blocks Omega’s kick. Uno gives the foot to the ref to hit Omega with a neckbreaker! Hangman gets in to boot, Uno blocks to JAB Hangman down!
Omega staggers up, but gets around Uno to SNAP DRAGON! But Stu still FIVE STAR FROG SPLASHES! He bounces off the cover for Hangman to run and LARIAT down! Uno boots Hangman to then ROCK him with a right. Uno runs into the POP-UP BOMB! Omega takes aim at Uno, BLINDSIDE V-TRIGGER! Cover, TWO!! Uno survives but Omega keeps his focus. Tag to Hangman, they want to end this! Slingshot, LAST CALL!! Cover, Omega and Hangman win!!
Winners: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
Stu was a second too late and Brodie is furious! Brodie yanks Cabana off commentary and ushers him out. Cabana and Anna leave while Brodie turns back to Uno and Stu. “Are you kidding me?!” Brodie is not happy with his original members, and he SLAPS Uno with papers! Brodie grabs Stu by his face and pushes him. “Oh, Hangman, you think that’s funny?” Brodie sees his friends are here this time. Speaking of, the Bucks now move to ringside. Brodie “thanks” Omega for actually showing up tonight. Hangman must really appreciate that. You see, this is not all of The Dark Order. The Dark Order is everywhere, and they have strength in numbers. Hangman has pissed Brodie off for the last time, and now Hangman will pay.
They’re coming in from the crowd! It’s Number 5, Alan Angels! And the mysterious Numbers 8 and 9! We haven’t seen those two in weeks! Number 10, Preston Vance, also hops in, as we might finally have Numbers 6 and 7, too! Uno and Stu get back up, for an 8v4 advantage! Brodie laughs but FTR come out to even the odds! They SMASH Brodie with another one of those coolers! The brawl breaks loose, SUPERKICKS and fists flying everywhere! The Elite and FTR hold the ring as Brodie gets back up. The Dark Order regroups and Brodie is actually amused. Brodie has his Numbers stand down but he continues to mock Omega’s commitment. Will the Dark Order’s strength in numbers eventually win out against the rest of AEW?
Britt Baker speaks.
“I just want to address something very quickly, because I know Big Swole is in the Women’s Tag Team Tournament.” Britt saw the commercial like we did, and she knows the suspension doesn’t last forever. She’s not dumb, she’s a dentist. But Britt knows more than anything, Swole wants to get “her grimy hands” on Britt because Swole is obsessed with Britt. After some careful thinking, Britt being a role model, she will give Swole her shot at Britt. But only if Swole can beat an opponent of Britt’s choosing. Don’t forget, Swole, this is still Britt’s division. Who will Britt choose to face Big Swole in an attempt to teach her a lesson?
AEW takes a closer look at Diamante.
The Cuban Diamond has been busting her ass for 10 years on the independents. For an unsigned talent to get a win over the champion would send her straight to the top to be a contender. Diamante wants the rest of the Women’s Division to fear her since they will feel her! Diamante will get it done by any means necessary, because she has nothing to lose and everything to prove. “The pressure makes diamonds.” Will that pressure help Diamante gain the gold?
Hikaru Shida VS Diamante!
The Samurai of Stardom is just one win away from being the first woman in AEW’s 20 Club! Will she get it off the determined Cuban Diamond?
The bell rings and Shida offers a handshake, but Diamante pie faces her instead! Shida goes after Diamante and they end up on the ropes. The ref counts, Shida lets off but Diamante turns things around to CHOP Shida! Diamante goes to chop again but Shida dodges to fire off forearms! Shida knees, whips, but Diamante blocks the clothesline to throw Shida down by her hair! Shida kips up, Diamante CHOPS her back down! Diamante rains down left hands, Shida pushes her off and throws hands of her own. They continue to scrap to the apron and then the floor. Diamante runs but Shida fireman’s carry to put Shida on the railing! Shida runs and KNEES Diamante down! The crowd fires up as Shida drags Diamante up and in.
Shida climbs the corner as Diamante gets up. Shida leaps to missile dropkick Diamante down! Cover, TWO, but Shida throws big haymakers! Shida sits Diamante up to DECK her again! And again! Shida drags Diamante up but Diamante hits back! Diamante throws more forearms but Shida gives them back. The two brawl, back and forth, fast and furious! Diamante kicks low, whips, but Shida slips around to suplex. Diamante slips out, waistlocks and spins to forearm! Shida forearms back then KNEES Diamante down! The crowd fires up for Shida as she has Diamante on the apron. Shida climbs up, brings Diamante around but Diamante resists the dead lift. Diamante throws hands to hotshot Shida down!
Diamante has Shida in the corner for CHOPS! Shida hits back but Diamante CHOPS more and more and more! The ref counts, Diamante lets up to then bring Shida back up. Shida shoves Diamante away, Diamante comes back with a wheelbarrow to the STUNNER! Cover, ONE!! Diamante grows frustrated but she drags Shida back up. Diamante talks smack, hops on but Shida pops her off. Diamante mule kicks Shida down then talks more trash. She drags Shida back up, hops on, but the sunset bomb ends up just a flip, and Shida ends up in ropes! No cover and Diamante is annoyed. Shida flounders up into a KNEE! Diamante drags Shida up but Shida throws body shots. Shida suplexes and holds Diamante for 10 before the FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!?!
Shida won’t stay shocked, she powers up and runs, to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, Shida wins!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall
And there’s number 20! Shida continues to shine, but got one hell of a fight out of Diamante. Diamante may not have won the match, but did she just earn herself a contract with AEW?
AEW explains the rules of the Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw!
The tournament is a RANDOM draw to assign teams! The participants will draw colors from an assortment, thereby color coding teams. These selections are final and cannot be appealed! Who will have the luck of the draw to create the ultimate team? Who goes all the way to win the Women’s Tag Team Cup trophy? This tournament starts this Monday on AEW’s YouTube!
Backstage interview with Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero!
Having heard the Deadly Draw announcement, Dasha asks who the Native Beast and her new manager are looking forward to having as a tag partner. Vickie answers for Nyla by saying it doesn’t matter! That trophy is as good as theirs! So if you’ll excuse her, Nyla draws. She is on the purple team. Nyla likes purple. And wouldn’t you know, someone else has already drawn purple! It’s the new addition to AEW, Cameron! Or as she’s now known as, Arian. She’s back in wrestling, #GirlHi. Will Team Purple be able to coexist and take the cup? Or will it be #GirlBye the moment the Funcadactyl messes up?
Wardlow knocks on MJF’s door.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman walks out, admires his very politician style poster, “We Deserve Better as an AEW Champion,” gets fed a stick of gum by an assistant, and signs a form. Wardlow accompanies MJF to gorilla and out on stage. MJF has a presidential style seal on a podium as he waves to the crowd. AEW goes picture in picture as the entrance continues, no secret sweepstakes hashtag here apparently.
MJF says hi to commentary, but then gets hand sanitizer after shaking hands. And that’s probably not just a #StaySafeStayHealthy thing, either. MJF kisses a “baby” but also needs mouthwash for that. Again, probably not because of current circumstances, MJF just doesn’t like babies. MJF takes pictures with a “fan” wearing his button, and then admires one of his political signs. AEW goes to break as MJF finishes up the rounds, what will he have to say for his “State of the Industry Address?”
AEW returns and MJF has made it to his podium. MJF thanks the booing crowd for being here, and he thanks Tony Khan for giving MJF this time to speak to the marks- er, uh, people. MJF wants us to be honest, though. Wrestling fans aren’t that bright, but fortunately, he has “an exorbitant amount of time to force feed you all with knowledge like a 5-year-old being fed Mac ‘n’ Cheese.” The assistant tells him to stick to the notes. Right, sorry, honey. But please smile, you look much better that way. Moving on to the speech. “Before I start this speech, I would like to implore you, our AEW fans who we are so grateful for,” to use the following hashtags on social media. #MJF2020, #NotMyChampion. We will all find out why in a moment’s time, please bear with him.
MJF says that right now, the fans are probably shocked to see him on Dynamite two weeks in a row, instead of on the sidelines with all the bench warmers. Doing great, by the way, guys. MJF is sure the fans see his point and wonder why that happens to him. MJF will tell us why. “The reason I’m never spotlighted two weeks in a row is because a certain individual is afraid of being upstaged two weeks in a row.” That is why MJF says it is time for a change in leadership! Change: a powerful word. MJF remembers when AEW first started, men were calling for change. One man in particular called for a “paradigm shift.” That man called for out with the old and in with the new. MJF isn’t sure about the fans, but to him, a guy on top of the card who gets to do what he wants, say what he wants and face only who he wants “simply because he came from the place of ‘titans,'” isn’t new. That’s old hat, brother.
AEW quickly went from being a wrestling revolution to an unfortunate dictatorship. That is why Jon Moxley is #NotMyChampion! MJF cannot tell a lie, and will not stand here and pretend Moxley isn’t one of the greatest wrestlers this sport has ever seen. However, it is “high time that we as a society have an honest discussion about all the negative side effects that have occurred every since the Moxley reign has started.” Wrestling is on the marquee, and yet where is it? All MJF sees is a bunch of great wrestlers coming out to the ring and perform gymnastics, “flip, flop ‘n’ fly and-or almost DIE in an attempt to make you, the viewers, think they’re good at their job.” But he doesn’t blame the fans, because they were brainwashed into thinking that’s what good pro-wrestling is. That brainwashing starts all the way at the top.
“That is why, Jonathon, a world champion is supposed to lead by example. He is not supposed to let his roster mates come out here and play-wrestle, and he’s damn sure not supposed to come out here and cosplay as a specific wrestler, and that’s a stone cold fact.” MJF doesn’t have to play wrestler because he is one. He is undefeated, the first and the last MJF. You know what he isn’t? A media analyst. Yet, everyone wants to pretend to be because people want to talk about ratings! That is why “Dictator Jon” is treated so well! It all comes down to the value of his name! “Because where on Earth would the numbers lie without Dictator Jon, right?! Wrong.” On average, the one who draws better minute to minute is MJF! Did you not know that? That’s because Dictator Jon doesn’t want you to!
According to Dictator Jon, MJF is not on his level so why should he have to deal with MJF? How dare you! AEW is the land of opportunity but Moxley has squandered that! That is why they need a new guard, since the old guard has been running the planet for centuries, and look where it’s gotten us! War, famine, disease! The planet is dying and so are our morals, and so here we are! Moxley runs the show, and the infrastructure is falling and falling fast. MJF vows to catch this company, throw it on his back and carry it up the steep terrain all the way to the top! MJF’s talent outweighs Moxley’s tenure! MJF is AEW! MJF bleeds black, white and gold! MJF is the guy who will lead this company for the next 25 YEARS!! “Do the math and grab a calculator.”
That is why MJF will “not stop until we go from happily glad-handing for being ‘the alternative,’ and transform this brand into the pinnacle of professional wrestling!” That much the crowd can get behind. MJF challenges for the AEW World Championship for ALL OUT!! #WeDeserveBetter! But will MJF’s AEW truly be better?
AEW announces matches and segments for next week!
After the sudden attack and the subsequent save, Code Rhodes teams with Matt Cardona against The Dark Order’s Silver & Reynolds! Will the American Nightmare and #StrongIsland shut down the Beaver Boys? Woo woo woo, you know it! MJF also promises to continue his “campaign” with an update of sorts, but what more will he have to say in just a week’s time? And if you thought tonight’s 5v5 was big, The Dark Order takes on The Elite and FTR in a TWELVE MAN TAG!! Brodie Lee leads Uno, Stu, Angels, mean green Number 9 and even Colt Cabana against the Young Bucks, Omega, Page, Wheeler and Harwood! All this and more for AEW “Super Wednesday!”
No Disqualification Tornado Tag: Jon Moxley & Darby Allin VS Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Taz!
The Maniac and the Undead Daredevil unite again, and this time it is to take on The Machine and Absolute to settle scores from the last few weeks. Will Moxley and Darby be enough to stop The Path of Cage?
But while Darby’s music plays, he doesn’t appear. Moxley makes his entrance from the crowd as always, but surely even he has to be worried something’s already happened to Darby. Is this about to become a No Disqualification Handicap match? Taz talks and mocks Moxley with, “Where’s your skateboard buddy?” Ricky Starks beat the living sh*t out of him and Darby couldn’t come back tonight? Moxley is going to be bounced around the ring the FTW Champion! Look at the deltoids! The traps! He’s got biceps like hammers and triceps like pistons! Then there’s “the always smooth,” Ricky Starks. Taz passes the mic and Starks says you are looking at Absolute! No one better, with Cage as the exception.
Starks is young, handsome, successful, “basically everything your baby mama wishes you were.” Speaking frankly, that is why Starks was recruited by Taz. Taz saw Starks has something different than Mox and Darby. “So when a man who choked out an Olympic gold medalist tells me to go get ’em, well guess what, baby? I got ’em.” That is no different than what happens tonight! Darby is the enigma, he’s mysterious~! Well Starks figured out that you dress like Pigpen and you wrestle like a crash test dummy, and there’s a huge stark contrast between them. That is why they can try to go against Cage or Starks, but when you try hard, you die hard! They’re gonna dig two graves tonight! Is this all but a forgone conclusion for Team Taz?
But speaking of, as Team Taz makes their entrance, Darby Allin COFFIN DROPS from the rafters!! Darby takes them both down and Moxley joins him on stage! Taz claims it was a trap, and maybe it was, but the brawl is on!
Cage turns things around and throws Moxley down the ramp. Darby stomps Starks as Cage kicks Moxley to ringside. Cage bumps Mox off the apron while Starks is floundering. Cage bumps Moxley off barriers then rocks him with a right hand. Darby clubs Starks on the ramp, Starks shoves him and clotheslines him into the ring! Starks goes after Darby but Darby kicks him back out! Moxley and Cage brawl, Moxley CHOPS and CHOPS but Cage ROUNDHOUSES! Darby PESCADOS at Cage but bounces off! Cage scoops Darby, does some curls, but Moxley DIVES! Cage goes down and the crowd fires up! Moxley helps Darby up and they start looking under the ring. Out comes a trash can! Moxley sets the can down as AEW goes picture in picture, #MoxDarbyCageStarks.
Moxley brings Cage around while Darby is on the apron, Starks intercepts Darby with a SPEAR! Mox shoves Cage away to KNEE Starks down in return. Moxley drags Starks up but Cage SMASHES Mox with the trash can! Cage boots Moxley down, Starks shakes out the cobwebs and Team Taz drag Moxley into the ring. Starks stomps Darby down and this match finally has a real start! Cage clubs Moxley and Starks adds stomps. Cage throws more forearms then whips Moxley corner to corner. Moxley hits buckles hard and falls back but Team Taz looms over him. Cage drags Moxley up, throws more forearms, and even CHOPS! Starks clubs Mox, but Moxley fights back! Moxley forearms and chops but runs into double elbows! Darby returns to missile dropkick Cage!
Darby baits Starks in, boots him, then jumps over to shotgun dropkick Starks down! Darby goes to the apron with Starks but Starks POSTS him! Moxley returns to grab Starks while he air guitars! Sleeper hold through the ropes! But Cage clubs Mox from behind! Cage scoops Moxley but Darby is up top and leaps! The seated senton doesn’t even make Cage wobble! Cage gives them the POWERSLAM POWERBOMB COMBO! But Cage doesn’t cover, he wants to hurt these guys. Cage kicks Moxley out, drags Darby up and AEW returns to single picture. Cage rams his shoulder into Darby at the corner, then brings him around for a GERMAN SUPLEX into Starks’ Edge-o-matic! Starks covers, TWO!! Darby survives so Starks stomps him down!
Cage drags Darby up and coordinates with Starks. Starks runs but into Moxley’s chair shot! Moxley throws forearms on Cage, then runs, into an uppercut! Cage runs, Moxley knees low! Moxley runs into Cage’s BOOT! Cage has Darby but Darby slips around to Throwback Stunner! Starks SPEARS Darby again! Starks runs into Moxley’s knee and CUTTER! But Moxley turns around into Cage’s DISCUS LARIAT! All four men are down and the crowd is fired up! Even Taz likes what he sees as Cage stands up first. Cage drags Moxley up, suplexes but Mox slips out. Cage elbows back, runs but Moxley ducks to get around, SNAP GERMAN! Moxley drags Cage up, PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! ARMBAR! Cage clasps hands, Stars KNEES Moxley down! Cover, TWO!
Starks rains down palm strikes on Moxley then stomps him. Cage goes out and brings in a trash can! Starks grabs the can, puts it in place, and brings Moxley around. Cage helps out to double suplex but Moxley blocks! Moxley fires body shots, runs into a SUPERKICK from Cage! Cage and Starks both Alabama lift Moxley for a DOUBLE ALABAMA SLAM onto the trash can! Cover, Darby breaks it in time! Starks rains down rights on Darby then kicks him. Starks drags Darby up, Team Taz double whip him to a corner, but Darby dodges Starks’ spear to POST him! Cage runs into boots, Darby runs into a pop-up! Cage tosses Darby but Mox saves him from the buckles! Darby boots Cage, Moxley kicks low, underhook and Darby climbs, COFFIN DROP PARADIGM SHIFT!! Moxley DIVES onto Starks! Darby covers Cage, TWO!!!
Cage survives and Taz freaks out on commentary. Darby has the crashed can and SMASHES it on Cage’s bad arm! Cage gets out of the ring, Darby follows but fetches something from under the ring. He has his skateboard, with all the tacks on the bottom! Starks hurries over but gets JAMMED with the edge! Darby goes up top with his board but Cage anchors him. Moxley hits a Drive By Dropkick, and gets the arm! Moxley has Cage anchored with the armbar, Darby aims at Starks, SKATEBOARD TACK ATTACK!! Cover, Darby and Moxley win!!
Winners: Darby Allin & Jon Moxley, by pinfall
Starks absolutely BLEEDS from his back as he and Cage are outsmarted and outdone by Darby and the Death Rider! Taz has to accept this because it was No Disqualifications. But will he accept this as the end of the war? Or just one battle of many? As for Darby and Moxley, the AEW World Championship is going to be on the line next week as Moxley faces Darby! Will these two go to new extremes as they go from allies to adversaries?
Another great episode of AEW, but there is clearly something that happened, or rather didn’t happen, that really hurts the quality of the show and AEW as a whole. Hikaru Shida VS Diamante was advertised on both AEW Dark and AEW social media as an AEW Women’s World Championship match. I’m not the only one who saw it, other wrestling sites saw the announcement, too. Of course, the tweet announcing it is gone, as if to hide the evidence, but it’s too late, we all saw it. It really bummed me out when the match was just a normal match, and not all that much of one, either. I almost have to think the advertising wasn’t a mistake so much as showing their hand for plans they have in the coming weeks and they got the timing wrong.
Another thing that wasn’t exactly to my liking was MJF doing a political shtick. Now, the promo MJF gave was still great because he is a great talker. He makes points I’ve heard before, and his points are fairly valid. And admittedly, his presidential seal looks good, too. I feel like this all would’ve worked even better if he was aiming for Cody, but at the same time, MJF aiming for the top is very MJF of him. Moxley, Darby, Cage and Starks have a great No DQ main event, and I suppose it makes a lot of sense for Darby to get the finish so he gets his revenge. Mox VS Darby for the title next week will be great stuff, but definitely expect Wardlow and MJF to show up to make a point of MJF wanting the title match for All Out.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the 5v5 start the night, it was a lot of wild fun, and it works for Cassidy and company to win to extend the story. Jericho referencing politics with the debate next week is apparently a sign this is how AEW is going to do things for a minute, because 2020 being the big election year. Again, not really my thing but Jericho trying to get Cassidy to talk about anything is actually a pretty good idea. Their rematch set for 8/12 is going to be great, too, happy to see that. Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevara aren’t through with each other, and I wouldn’t mind seeing Sammy bring Proud ‘n’ Powerful along to take on Hardy Party so that the story between Private Party and Matt Hardy can also progress at the same time.
FTR signing their “official” contracts was a good segment, it really pushes that tease of AEW’s Four Horsemen with Arn being in FTR’s corner and now Hangman being a drinking buddy. The tag title match was great, Omega and Page retain without dysfunction, and now bringing the Dark Order further into the story is great. That 6v6 is going to be wild. Cody Rhodes VS Warhorse was great stuff, though it was pretty clear Cody would retain. The great surprise is Matt Cardona, aka Zack Ryder, making a debut by saving Cody! It seems The Dark Order VS The Elite (and friends) is the next feud and that’s really great. I’m glad we got to see Anna Jay again, even if she was just standing their in her sequin mask. She could bring The Dark Order into the Women’s Division, especially with the Deadly Draw and the tag tournament coming.
Speaking of that tournament, Nyla Rose getting Arian/Cameron as a partner could actually turn out pretty good for both of them. Arian is returning to televised wrestling so she’ll get some shine literally tagging along with a monster Heel like Nyla. And if Nyla’s team is going to lose, it’ll be because Arian takes the loss to keep Nyla strong. I feel like “fate” will keep the Nightmare Sisters, Brandi Rhodes and Allie, together for them to go far, but there could still be the betrayal we’ve all been anticipating. Britt Baker calls out Swole, but who is she going to have Swole face if Nyla is busy with the tag tournament? I suddenly fear it might be Abadon… Either way, Swole has to win that so that she and Britt can have an All Out match.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (11/25/22)
It’s a special Black Friday Rampage!
FTR is on a Rampage!
AEW Rampage is on at a special time for Black Friday, and talk about a deal! Will FTR still be ROH World Tag Team Champions after facing Top Flight? Or will be Dante & Darius Martin be the new #TopGuys?
- ROH World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Top Flight; FTR wins and retains the titles.
- Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake; Darby wins.
- Hikaru Shida VS Queen Aminata; Shida wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Rush, The Butcher & The Blade; Rush, Butcher & Blade win.
PLAY BY PLAY
ROH World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS Top Flight!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are still THREE BELT CHAMPIONS, and have been itching for a challenge. Darius & Dante Martin have stepped up based on the mutual respect these two teams have for each other. But who will be the real top guys around here after today?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and there’s a golden deal on this Black Friday!
Dax starts with Darius and they circle. They tie up, break, and go again. Darius arm-drags Dax and stares him down. Fans rally up, Dax keeps cool and he circles with Darius again. They tie up, Dax headlocks but Darius powers out. Dax runs Darius over, scoops and SLAMS him, but Darius kangaroo kicks back. Darius arm-drags Dax, but Dax headscissors! Darius kips free and wags his finger as fans fire up. Dax still stays cool and circles with Darius again. They tie up, Darius headlocks but Dax powers out. Darius runs Dax over, covers, ONE! Darius runs Dax over again, covers, ONE! Dax CLOBBERS Darius and fans fire up.
Dax drops a leg, pushes Darius to a cover, TWO! Tag to Cash, FTR DOUBLE HEADBUTT Darius! Cash EuroUppers Darius, CHOPS him against the ropes, and brings Darius around to whip and scoop. Darius slips off to arm-drag! Tag to Dante, Top Flight go after the arm with a wrench and a kick. Cash swings, Dante ducks but Cash comes back with the elbow! Cash ROCKS Dante then CHOPS and HEADBUTTS him! Cash headlocks but Dante powers out. Cash runs Dante over, things speed up, and Cash whips the back drop away. Dante ducks, Darius tags, Dante blocks a hip toss but Cash blocks one back.
Dante throws a body shot, goes up and over Cash and then shoves him into a GAMANGIRI! Top Flight double whip, duck and hurdle, then body shot, front kick and LEG SWEEP DDT COMBO! Darius covers, ONE!! Cash is tough but Dax was there, too. Darius tells Dax to back off and then he goes back for Cash. But Cash whips Darius to RAM him at the corner! Cash pushes Darius to the corner, tags Dax, and Dax CHOPS Darius down! Fans rally and duel, Dax drags Darius up to EuroUpper! Dax snarls, he drags Darius up, but Darius CHOPS back! Dax CHOPS, Darius CHOPS, Dax DECKS Darius! And then DECKS Dante!
Dax tags Cash, FTR double whip but Darius sunset flips! Dax keeps Cash up but Dante springboards in, MISSILE DROPKICK for Dax! Darius finishes the sunset while Dante covers Dax, TWO! FTR pop up both brothers but Top Flight both RANA free, to covers! TWO!! Dante BOOTS Dax down, Darius mule kicks Cash! TORNADO DDT and a tag! Dante goes up but Dax gets Cash outta there! Fans fire up and Dante hops down to go out and ROCK Cash! AEW goes picture in picture as Dante puts Cash in.
Dax goes after Dante! They brawl on the outside, Dante ROCKS Dax, but slides into stomps from Cash! Cash snapmares Dante to KICK him in the back! Cash EuroUppers Dante down, then drags him over. Tag to Dax, Dax stomps Dante then drags him up to back suplex! Cover, TWO! Dax keeps Dante from Darius and bumps him off buckles. Dax CHOPS Dante, but Dante turns things around to CHOP Dax! Dax turns it back around to CHOP Dante! Dante flops over and Dax drags him back up. Dax hits a back suplex but Dante lands on his feet! Dante CLOBBERS Dax, and again! Cash runs in but Dante CLOBBERS him!
Dante whips but Dax reverses, only for Dante to go up and out and GAMANGIRI! Rampage returns to single picture as Dante springboards and DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICKS FTR! Fans fire up and Darius rushes in. The Martins have FTR in opposite corners and then whip them, but FTR reverse to send the Martins in. The brothers do-si-do, duck ‘n’ dodge, and DOUBLE DROPKICK! FTR regroups but the Martins clothesline them both up and out! Fans fire up as Dante holds the ropes for Darius to DIVE! Then Dante comes back to go up and FLY! Dante doesn’t have the best takeoff but he still take FTR down!
Darius puts Cash in, Dante goes back up top to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives that aerial assault but Dante tags Darius. Dax fights them back with forearms and CHOPS! Darius kicks but Dax DECKS him! Dante PELES Dax, but all three men are down! Dax hurries over to his corner, Dante runs in. Dax puts Dante on the apron and Cash tags in. Dante fights off FTR with haymaker and elbows, then HEADBUTTS Cash while jumping in! Dante drags Cash up, but Dax hops up behind Dante! Dante elbows Dax away, drags Cash back up, but Cash throws Dante to Dax’s Electric Chair! SLINGSHOT BOMB, and then a DIVING SPLASH from Cash! Cover, Darius breaks it!!
Fans fire up as all four men are down! Dax snarls and brings Darius up. He ducks a kick, jumps a sweep and ROCKS Darius! Darius ROUNDHOUSES, whips, but Dax reverses to wrench and short arm LARIAT! Dax hurries to his corner, tags in, and FTR drags Dante up. FTR double whip Dante, but Darius breaks up Big Rig! Dante sunset flips but Dax rolls through! Dax swings on Darius but misses, and Darius shoves Dax into another sunset flip! With bridge! TWO!! Top Flight is frustrated as Dax escapes, and they throw forearms on Dax! Dante gives Darius the boost, TORNADO DDT! Dante goes up, SPLASH! Cover, Cash barrels in to break it!!
Fans are thunderous as all four men are down again! Chicago is dueling as the teams regroup. Darius SOBATS Cash but Cash JABS, JABS, JABS! Darius bobs ‘n’ weaves but Cash dodges to UPPERCUT! Darius rebounds to whip and SPANISH FLY! But Dante deadlifts to a BRAINBUSTER! And then he deadlifts Dante, but Dante slips out to hop up, victory roll! TWO!! Dax scoops, Dante makes it a cradle! TWO! Wheelbarrow cradle, TWO!! Dante hops up, but Dax throws him away! Dax waistlocks, Dante switches, Cash tags! O’Conner Roll, but Dax sends Dante into an alley-oop! Dante lands safe on the ropes to BOOT Cash!
Dante adjusts, springboards, but FTR get under the Nosedive! BIG RIG!!! Cover, FTR wins!!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall (still ROH World Tag Team Champions)
Cash & Dax are still the best tag team in the world! But wait, Austin & Colten Gunn come out to mockingly praise the champs. Will the Ass Boys get their turn at the titles come ROH Final Battle?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs speaks.
He’s back home in Oakland, California as he says, “When you open up the Book of Hobbs, you look death in the face. And you read word-for-word, and look in my eyes, you believe the good word. This is life. A life you know nothing about. A life you want nothing a part of. So whatever higher being you believe in, I want you to look up in the sky, I want you to look down low. Just like everyone has taken everything that’s meant something to me, I’m taking everything that means something to you.” Who will Hobbs take from first to be back where he wants to be?
Chris Jericho is here!
The Wizard is still Le Champion! After a brutal and bloody battle with Tomohiro Ishii, Jericho is still #THEOCHO! The rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society walks out with him while Chicago sings Judas for them. Jericho and Garcia chest bump just to show that the bloody spot on Jericho’s chest doesn’t bother him. Angelo Parker starts by telling Chicago to pipe down because Cool Hand Ange has something to say: “ALL HONOR THE OCHO~!” Fans are bit torn on that but it’s the truth. Jericho says, “Is there any doubt that I am the greatest ROH champion of all time? Any doubt?” Fans are again torn.
Jericho says he’s beaten everyone thrown in his way, including in one of the greatest matches in Dynamite history against Tomohiro Ishii! Fans do agree with that a bit. “I’ve bled for this title, I have sweat for this title, I have earned this title. I am The Ocho. And not even Claudio Castagnoli can come out on the stage and give me a cheap shot, not even that’s gonna slow me down!” So the question to everyone is: who will uncrown the king of ROH? The fans? That four-eyes in the fifth row? But wait, here comes Claudio! Jericho’s jaw starts feeling sore again as Claudio says, “Chris, you asked if there’s any doubt that you are the greatest ROH champion. Well, there is no doubt in my mind that you are not.
“I know that I can beat you. I beat you twice! The problem is, I started doubting myself when I couldn’t beat you when it counts. And to me, the most important thing is believing in yourself. When I came here, I wanted to be the best professional wrestler I can be. And I know I am the best professional wrestler when I don’t doubt myself. So to me, I don’t just need to beat you for this ROH World Champion, I have to beat you!” Jericho says, “Okay, you have to beat me. Maybe you should be more worried about the Blackpool Combat Club since they’re falling apart at the seams, Claudio.”
Claudio says that is a problem. He cannot focus on anything else. He hasn’t slept since Saturday and losing to Jericho. Claudio can’t sleep, focus, can barely talk. It all bothers him. He NEEDS a shot at the ROH World Championship. So he wants another shot at Jericho’s title? Should Jericho give Claudio a shot? Chicago seems to think so! Jericho tells Claudio, “You want it? Forget it.” Fans boo and the JAS laughs. Claudio sighs as Jericho says there is nothing Claudio has to offer Jericho. But then Matt Menard says maybe there is something he can offer.
“Daddy Magic has an idea! Claudio, you’re a hell of a professional wrestler. But let’s not forget there was a time when you were a fantastic sports entertainer. I think you would make an excellent addition to the Jericho Appreciation Society. How about that, Chris?” Jericho likes how Daddy Magic thinks! He’s making Jericho’s nipples hard. Jericho tells Claudio that despite the fact Claudio sucker punched him, Jericho will give Claudio that one more chance. BUT if Claudio loses, and he will lose, he will join the JAS! Claudio considers that challenge.
“You’re right. I was a great sports entertainer. And I still am a great sports entertainer. And I would be a tremendous asset to the Jericho Appreciation Society. But I know deep in my heart, despite all my doubts, and I have a feeling you know as well, I’m an even better professional wrestler! Look in my eyes, Chris. Come Final Battle, I will throw you around like a little kid, and I will beat you for that ROH World Championship! I’ll bring honor back to this title, and I will be the NEW ROH World Champion!” Fans like the sound of that! But will December 10th be Claudio’s final battle as a pro-wrestler?
Backstage interview with Toni Storm.
Renee Paquette sits with the former champion, and knows she and Hayter had an amazing match at Full Gear. Unfortunately, Toni did lose the title. But Renee wants to talk about how Hayter won. Toni says deep down, she’s actually proud. She always knew Hayter could do it, and at Full Gear, they tore the house down. And they got to see just how tough Hayter is. But we didn’t see Jamie Hayter beat Toni Storm, she needed Britt & Rebel again. And if Hayter can look in the mirror and be cool with that, fine. But Toni could never do that. And that’s the difference between them.
Renee steers things to the news from Dynamite that there is no more “interim” and even Toni’s reign counts as a true world title reign, what is her reaction? Well just look at Toni’s face. She never saw the title as “interim.” She went out there, week after week, holding onto the title as if it was always official, because that is what this division deserves. Then with all of these things, what’s next? Toni broke her face losing the belt, she’ll break it again to get it back. When will the Lightning From Down Under strike back against the Hayter?
Darby Allin w/ Sting VS Anthony Henry w/ JD Drake!
The Relentless Icons won another big PPV tag match, but they’re not slowing down here! Will Darby get back on the singles track against one half of the Workhorsemen?
The bell rings and Darby stares Henry down. Fans rally for Darby, he and Henry slowly circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock, but Henry arm-drags. Darby holds on, fight sup, and arm-drags back. They’re still locked up collar ‘n’ elbow, and Henry fights back up. Darby gets around to a waistlock, Henry switches but Darby switches back. Henry snapmares and KICKS but Darby just smiles. Henry snapmares again and KICKS again, but Darby just stands up. Henry snapmares but Darby cradles, TWO!! Henry knees low and snarls. Henry whips but Darby sunset flips! Henry stays up, drags Darby up in a deadlift suplex, but Darby gest to the apron!
Henry ROCKS Darby, runs, but Darby goes up and over! Darby comes back to DIVE into JD! Scrap Metal takes the hit for the Saint, and Darby gets in. Things speed up, Henry fireman’s carries to HOTSHOT Darby! Henry goes out, SPITS at Darby, then APRON STO’s Darby down! Henry taunts the fans while AEW goes picture in picture.
Henry drags Darby around and CLUBS him on the back. Henry whips Darby hard into railing! Darby drops to his knees and Henry kicks him down. Henry drags Darby back up, puts him in the ring, and watches Sting as he gets back in. Henry paces around while soaking up heat, and then he gives Darby a NECK TWIST! He even holds on after as he falls! Henry KICKS Darby around, wraps him up in a straitjacket stretch, but Darby endures. Darby fights up, knees low and throws body shots. Henry shoves, Darby ducks the kick to fire off palm strikes and a HEADBUTT! Darby hops on but Henry shrugs the Yoshi-tonic off!
Henry waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX, but Darby lands on his feet! Darby ducks ‘n’ dodges to COFFIN- GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Henry is seething but he stalks Darby to a corner. Sting coaches Darby up but Henry whips Darby corner to corner hard! Darby falls in a heap, Henry pats himself on the back. Henry mocks the fans booing him, and he drags Darby up to whip the other way. Darby hits buckles hard again and Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Henry has Darby in a Tree of Woe! Henry KICKS away on Darby’s chest, the ref counts, but Henry lets off at 4. Henry soaks up more heat, then runs in to HESITATION DROPKICK! Henry sits Darby up, and then hits a DRAPING NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Darby survives and Henry is losing his cool. Henry goes to the corner and climbs up. Darby moves and the King Kong Knee hits mat! Darby runs in to CODE RED! Cover, TWO! Henry survives and slides out of the ring. JD helps Henry around the way but Darby rushes over. Darby puts Henry in, but then Henry distracts the ref so JD can pop-up and CLOBBER Darby!
JD drags Darby back up and puts him in for Henry, but here comes Sting! Henry covers, TWO!! JD turns around, Sting CLOBBERS him! Sting whips JD into railing! Henry is furious at Sting, but he hoists Darby up top. Henry climbs up after Darby and says this is for Sting! SUPERPLEX! And then a roll through to a suplex, but Darby turns it into a SCORPION DEATHDROP! Fans fire up and Darby roars! Darby goes to the corner, he climbs up top, and COFFIN DROPS!! Cover, Darby wins!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall
Relentless as always, it’s another big win for Darby! Sting joins Darby in the ring to check on him, will they both be rolling to the top of the ranks?
Backstage interview with Athena.
Lexi Nair notes that The Fallen Goddess is back from suspension, and Athena asks why was she suspended! “We have this big ass TV, a billionaire boss, modern technology, but yet no footage. What am I supposed to do? I got docked a week’s pay, I’ve been suspended, what else do you need from me?” Maybe an apology to referee, Aubrey Edwards? Oh! A public apology! Well, sorry. Oh, then she’ll be reinstated for Monday. Good, dismissed. Athena scares Lexi off, and then talks to the camera. “I was wondering how long it was going to take you to show up, Mercedes. I beat trash bag wrestler after trash bag wrestler after trash bag wrestler, and finally you show up!
“So when are you gonna put the ROH Women’s Championship on the line? Cuz I’m waiting, and I’m game.” The Fallen Goddess is aiming for the OG Badass, but will she be the one shot down?
Hikaru Shida VS Queen Aminata!
Speaking of returns, The Full Metal Warrior is back in action, and she is surely wanting after more gold! She is still International Ribbon Tag Team Champion and Regina de Wave Champion, but will she find her way back to THE AEW Women’s World Championship?
Wait, before the match begins, The Bunny and Penelope Ford frolic their way out here. What do they have with Shida? Aminata just CLOBBERS her from behind in the distraction! The bell rings, Aminata bumps Shida off buckles, then puts her through the ropes. Aminata goes to the apron to BOOT WASH Shida into the post! Shida flounders, Aminata drags her up and around to Alabama Lift into the- NO, Shida sunset flips and jackknife bridges, TWO!! Aminata escapes, kicks low, and she runs, but Shida follows! Aminata redirects herself but Shida DECKS her! And then FALCONW ARROW!
Shida roars and fans fire up! Shida aims, for the KATANA!! Cover, Shida wins!
Winner: Hikaru Shida, by pinfall
The warrior deals with the queen, but what about the Superbad Girls? They back down for now, but will they pounce on their prey soon enough?
Mark Henry interviews tonight’s main eventers!
Well, more like this afternoon’s. But the World’s Strongest Man says it was a tag match originally, but was promoted to a Trios Match given the history between LFI and Dark Order. But uh, where’s Preston Vance? John Silver says they really have no idea. Evil Uno is searching, but Alex Reynolds promises Number Ten will be here. The LFI have been annoying the crap out of them for months, so this ends here! But Braxton “The Blade” Sutter says, “Nah nah nah nah! Listen, newsflash, slick! It doesn’t matter if Ten shows up, Fourteen, 26, 37! All we know is the three of us are here to kick ass!”
And Andy “The Butcher” Williams says Blade ain’t lying, there WILL be an ass-kicking party tonight! The only ones invited are The Dark Order! Rush says he is sick and tired of talking, he wants to fight! He is ready to fight! He NEEDS to fight! “Let’s go, perros!” Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will El Toro, Butcher & Blade be satisfied with just Three & Four? Or will Vance come through and back up his friends?
Backstage interview with FTR.
Lexi Nair congratulates them on their title defense, adding to their amazing year. Dax says yes, it has been a great year. But please, let him and Cash handle it from here. Dax says, “What a great ’22 it’s been. I’m told I’ve got 30 seconds. What a great ’22 it’s been, and this is my best friend in the world and I love him more than anybody else, aside from maybe my family. And we have a great legacy as a tag team, but 2022 has done something for me that no other year has done. It has allowed me to etch my name with the greatest wrestlers in the world, so right now, I gotta shoot my shot before the year is done, okay?
“I am challenging for Wednesday night, I challenge the best wrestler in the world. What do you say, Bryan Danielson, huh? Me and you, Wednesday night. Top Guys, out.” This match is NOW official! Will Dax the Ax slay the American Dragon?
Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Rush, The Butcher & The Blade w/ LFI!
Preston Vance may be Number Ten, but he’s been the number one prospect for La Faccion Ingobernable. But he’s also been resisting their offers because of loyalties to the Dark Order. Will he come through for Alex Reynolds & John Silver? Or will El Toro Blanco and his mercenaries make him pay for being so stubborn?
As the Dark Order make their entrance, there is no Number Ten, so this looks to be 3v2. The bell rings, and the brawl is on 3v2! Silver gets mugged and thrown out but Reynolds takes it to Blade! Rush ROCKS Silver, he and Butcher whip Silver into railing! Blade whips Reynolds but Reynolds dodges in the corner to elbow smash! Reynolds keeps moving, FLYING ELBOW and a BOOT! Fans fire up but Butcher anchors Reynolds. Blade CLOBBERS Reynolds, drags him up and puts him in the corner. Blade CHOPS, Rush pulls Reynolds’ hair, and Butcher tags in. They mug Reynolds with a DOUBLE HEADBUTT!
Butcher drags Reynolds up to COHP him back down! Tag back to Blade, Reynolds throws body shots but Blade suplexes him. Reynolds knees free, shoves Blade into Butcher, and he scrambles to tag Silver! Johnny Hungy dodges the mercs to DECK Rush! Silver ROUNDHOUSES Butcher, FLAPJACKS Blade, then runs! Silver ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Butcher! And then he OLYMPIC SLAMS Blade! Fans fire up with the Meat Man, and he runs to DIVE onto Butcher! But Butcher catches him and feeds him to Rush’s HAYMAKER! LFI drags Silver up to put in the ring as AEW goes picture in picture.
Blade rains down fists, then he tags in Butcher. Butcher stomps Silver, drags him up, and then throws him out! Rush has the spare cables to LASH Silver! And then CHOKE him! The ref is busy keeping Reynolds back and Rush gets away with choking Silver! Rush drags Silver up and CHOPS him, the ref reprimands that, so Rush puts Silver in. Butcher bumps Silver off buckles, CHOPS him more, then stalks him as he crawls on the mat. Butcher brings Silver over, tags in Blade, and the mercs mug Silver. Blade stands Silver up to ROCK him with a right but Silver throws body shots! Silver THROWS Blade out!
Silver crawls but Rush storms in to kick him down. Rush kicks Silver but Silver BOOTS Rush! But Blade trips Reynolds off the apron! Blade hurries away and Butcher CLOBBERS Reynolds! Blade puts Silver in the corner, Rush runs to jump and BOOT! Rush tranquilos while the ref reprimands them all. Blade drags Silver up to KICK him in the back. Blade clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Silver down. Silver endures, fights up, and throws body shots over and over! Silver then KICKS and KICKS and ROCKS Blade! Silver runs, but Blade CLOBBERS him! Tag to Butcher and Butcher drags Silver up to CHOP back down!
Butcher stalks Silver to ropes, drags him back up, and CLUBS him back down. Butcher CHOKES Silver on ropes, and Rush tranquilos while digging his boot in! The ref reprimands them both, Butcher lets off and Rush shrugs. Rampage returns to single picture and Blade tags in. The mercs drag Silver up, fireman’s carry and TOSS, but Silver blocks the kick! Silver spins Blade, SUPERKICKS Butcher, then gets around Blade to STANDING SLICED BREAD! Fans fire up for Silver as he crawls over, but Rush CLOBBERS Reynolds! Fans boo but Rush looms over Silver. Rush kicks Silver around, stomps him, but lets off to argue with the ref.
Bunny talks trash on Silver but here come Uno, Negative One and… YES, NUMBER TEN!! Vance runs to the ring, he gets right up in Rush’s face, and… He CLOBBERS Silver!! Fans boo as Vance is no longer loyal to Dark Order! The mercs hold Uno back, Rush hits BULL’S HORNS on Silver!! Cover, LFI win!! Then Uno is sent hard into the steps! Reynolds rushes in at Vance but Rush CLOBBERS him first! Feed to the DISCUS!! Negative One can’t believe it! His best friend uses his father’s move in this betrayal! Vance flips off Chicago, and Rush drags Uno into the ring. Uno pleads with Vance, but Vance stands him up, for a DISCUS!!
Fans are booing harder as Rush & Vance RIP UP Uno’s mask! They then bring a table to ringside! Reynolds is brought over, Vance and Rush drag him up on the apron, DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM through the table!! Chicago is thunderous with boos and jeers as Vance puts up the Ingobernable fist! Vance walks up the ramp, Negative One asks why, but Vance just throws the mask down at his feet! Number Ten is no more, Preston Vance has shown his true colors! Will this be a new era for LFI in AEW?
A great Rampage, especially for being on at a different time (blame NHL if you wanted this to be on later). FTR VS Top Flight was a great opener, but I figured FTR would win. Ass Boys/Gunn Sons showing up at the end was also a natural move, they’ve been slowly (perhaps too slowly) building to FTR VS Gunns for the ROH World Tag titles and Final Battle is definitely the place to do that. Hell, it’ll be even more obvious should Austin & Colten do something during Dax VS Bryan on Dynamite next week. And speaking of Final Battle, no offense to Claudio, it might’ve just been Chicago being rowdy, but that promo with Jericho wasn’t as crisp as it should’ve been. Jericho VS Claudio II with the stipulation of Claudio joining JAS if he loses is a nice move, and definitely makes it feel like either guy could win.
Great match from Darby VS Henry, but I’m surprised nothing really came of it. I suppose there’s a way to give us Relentless Icons VS Workhorsemen, even though I don’t know what that really does for Darby & Sting. Good promo from Toni Storm, and it was clear that she broke her nose with the puffy black eyes she had. Storm isn’t done with Hayter, clearly, but she’ll have to fight her way up to the front of the line. Ford & Bunny showing up during Shida’s match was an interesting tease, I’m just not sure at what. Perhaps Shida bringing her tag team partner, Ibuki Hoshi, to bring Ice Ribbon Wrestling into AEW’s family of partnerships?
And we got great stuff out of the main event. The Dark Order VS LFI in the main event seemed a bit odd, but it foreshadowed something big happening, so of course Vance turns and joins LFI. It is a shame that The Dark Order has fallen so far since the passing of Mr. Brodie Lee, but I suppose it was inevitable. Vance giving up his mask was obviously more symbolic than anything, as The Dark Order had moved away from everyone wearing masks, and it was really just Vance and Uno. Brodie Lee said to wear a mask, Vance was holding onto that for the memory, but now he doesn’t care because he’s been losing. Vance is going to be a strong addition to LFI, he can be their midcard guy while Rush is a top title guy, and this might be what Vance needs to get up to that level.
My Score: 8.6/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (11/23/22)
Fallout from Full Gear!
Who’s hungry for gold?
Full Gear was full of surprises, but Dynamite is bringing a feast for the eyes! Will Chris Jericho keep #THEOCHO alive against Stone Pitbull, Tomohiro Ishii?
- AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy VS Jake Hager; Cassidy wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Title Eliminator Finals: Ethan Page VS Ricky Starks; Starks wins and has an AEW World Championship match at Winter is Coming.
- AEW World Trios Championships Best of Seven, Match 2: Death Triangle VS The Elite; Death Triangle wins and leads the series 2-0.
- Triple Threat Tag: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS TayJay VS Willow Nightingale & Sky Blue; Britt & Hayter win.
- ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Tomohiro Ishii; Jericho wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
William Regal is in the ring!
Fans boo as he says, “Ladies and gentlemen, would you like to hear from your new world champion, Mr. Friedman?” Fans cheer that! Well, we will hear from him, next week. Fans boo again. Regal says that Mr. Friedman has no time for such places as… Where are they again? Chicago? Oh… Fans chant, “We Want Punk!” but Regal says MJF is on the set of a major motion picture. Fans are surely all wondering, “What is the union between Mr. Friedman and myself?” Fans chant “F U REGAL!” and he just smirks. “So uncouth.” But Regal says he’ll tell us this: a number of weeks ago, Regal sent an email to MJF that we will not be privy to until next week when MJF explains everything.
So next week on Dynamite, the Devil Himself, your NEW AEW World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, will be here. But someone who is here now is MOXLEY! The former AEW World Champion goes to the ring from the crowd, staring the snarling Sir William Regal down. Fans tell Regal, “YOU F’D UP!” as Moxley gets ever closer. Moxley slowly steps into the ring, but then Bryan Danielson rushes out here! Bryan keeps Moxley from getting at Regal and fans boo! Moxley shoves Bryan but Bryan stands his ground between Moxley and Regal. Bryan gets the mic to say, “Hey! Hey! Hey, listen, Mox. Listen, listen. Hey!”
Bryan says he doesn’t know why Regal did that, and it was a bad thing, but they’ve all done bad things! Fans boo because this was really bad. But Bryan asks Moxley to please not go after Regal. Regal has a bad neck and two bleeds on his brain, Moxley can’t hurt Regal. Moxley stands down, but he is pacing with the bottled up anger. Fans still want Moxley to hit someone. Bryan SLAPS Moxley, and then he apologizes! Bryan then gets on his knees to BEG Moxley to listen! Bryan knows the fans are booing but the struggles that Moxley has dealt with, Bryan’s dad struggled with those same things. This is more than just wrestling.
Bryan says when his dad had those struggles, Bryan didn’t understand. There was only one person who could teach him how and that was Regal. Bryan wants Moxley to tune the fans out and listen to just him. Because of Regal, Bryan could understand his father’s struggles. And for the last ten years of his life before he passed, Bryan was there to love his father, because of Regal! Now just imagine, please, just try to imagine someone teaching Moxley’s daughter to love him in spite of his struggles. Fans call BS but Bryan asks Moxley to spare Regal for Bryan’s sake. Bryan loves Regal. Fans boo that, too.
Moxley sighs and leans against the ropes. Fans keep telling Moxley to go after Regal and Moxley can’t tune them out. Moxley glares at Regal but he looks at Bryan. He takes the mic, Bryan steps aside, and Moxley steps right up to Regal as he says, “Your Lordship… I only want one thing from you. I want you to run. Run far away, as far away as you can, and you never, EVER come back. Right now. Walk. And keep on walking.” Moxley drops the mic, that is his one and only warning. Regal steps out of the ring and fans tell him to GTFO. Regal leaves, being spared from the Maniac’s rage. Fans sing “NANA NA NA, HEY HEY HEY, good bye~!”
Moxley is still rather red, but this was the best he could do to show mercy to Regal. As for MJF, will Moxley hunt him down the moment he’s in an arena?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Renee Paquette tells him the cameras are live, and says we all saw what happened at Full Gear. Where is Keith’s head at after this all came to a head? Keith sighs, but then Swerve steps in. Renee lets them talk in private, and Keith tells Swerve to choose his words wisely. Swerve takes off his sunglasses, Keith takes off his jacket. Swerve looks to the camera, and covers it up. “Let’s talk.” “Without that, huh? Okay.” Is the team formerly known as Swerve In Our Glory still a team at all? Or will they come to an understanding off camera?
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends VS Jake Hager w/ The Jericho Appreciation Society!
Freshly Squeezed is coming off a big Ten Man Tag win with his Best Friends, but now he’s back to being a fighting champion. Will Cassidy be able to hold onto the title? Or will Rock Hard Hager make everyone APPRECIATE him?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if, uh… Whatever.
The bell rings, Cassidy steps to Hager, takes off the sunglasses and gives them to the ref. But Hager takes the glasses to put them on! They do go well with the bucket hat. Cassidy grabs for the hat but Hager won’t let him touch it. So Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets! Cassidy unleashes the “devastating” shin kicks! But Hager swings, only for Cassidy to dodge and SHOTGUN! And kip up! But Hager CLOBBERS Cassidy! Hager talks trash as Cassidy flounders to the corner. Hager storms up, whips corner to corner, but Cassidy tumbles up and out. Cassidy ducks the clothesline to bump Hager off buckles! The purple hat goes flying!
Fans fire up as Hager stares at the hat on the mat. Hager grabs Cassidy with both hands to throw him! Cassidy holds the ropes and he dumps Hager out! Cassidy then sees the hat, and he picks it up! Angelo Parker runs in, OLE as Cassidy baits him with the hat. Matthew Menard runs in, OLE again! Cassidy goes to put the hat but Daniel Garcia snatches it away! Fans boo and Cassidy frowns. Rocky Romero trips Garcia up! And Cassidy has the hat! He ROCKS Hager, DIVES, but Hager catches him! Hager POSTS Cassidy, to then FLAPJACK him on the apron! Parker puts the hat back on Hager! Hager says don’t touch his hat, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Hager flexes while Parker “kicks dirt” at Cassidy. Hager and Garcia secret handshake and then Hager drags Cassidy up. Hager puts Cassidy in the ring, drags him up, and wraps on a BEARHUG! Cassidy endures as Hager carries him around, and then Hager RAMS Cassidy into buckles! Cassidy throws elbows but Hager holds on. Cassidy grabs the hat! Hager thrashes Cassidy around for that! Cassidy drops the hat so Hager drops Cassidy. Hager puts the hat back on, then stalks Cassidy to a corner. Hager digs his knee in, the ref counts, so Hager switches to a boot. The ref still counts, Hager lets off, and both Menard and Parker talk trash at Cassidy.
Best Friends run Parker & Menard off, but Hager drags Cassidy up to put him through ropes. ROPE GUILLOTINE! Hager drags Cassidy away to a cover, TWO! Hager keeps cool and sits Cassidy up for a motorcycle stretch. Cassidy endures, fights up, and goes to put his hands in his pockets! Hager stops him, Cassidy keeps trying! They fight for control, but Hager lets Cassidy go to throw him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Hager soaks up the heat. Hager kneels on Cassidy as Dynamite returns to single picture. Cassidy keeps his shoulders up so Hager kicks him around. Hager then whips Cassidy up and out, only for Cassidy to skin the cat!
Hager CLUBS Cassidy’s hand, KICKS the other, then ROCKS Cassidy! But Cassidy trust falls with Best Friends! They catch him and help him down. Hager runs in and BLASTS Best Friends! But Cassidy DIVES! Direct hit and Hager hits railing! Cassidy puts Hager in, the JAS go after Cassidy, so Cassidy springboard CANNONBALLS! Cassidy hurries up the corner, leaps at Hager, but Hager catches him again! Hager pops Cassidy around to a suplex, but STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE hits! Cassidy runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirl DDT on the hat! Cover, TWO! Hager is still in this but Cassidy crawls to the corner.
Fans rally up as Cassidy takes off the armband! Cassidy gives the lazy thumbs up, runs in at Hager, but Hager catches him for an URENAGE! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives and Hager is furious! Hager puts the hat back on and he stomps away on Cassidy. Hager runs corner to corner, HAGER BOMB, but he blocks the boots! ANKLE LOCK!! Cassidy flails around and reaches out but Hager holds on. Cassidy rolls, kicks away but Hager still holds on. So Cassidy throws the hat! Hager ROCKS Cassidy and gets the hat back. ORANGE PUNCH!! Hager is still up so Cassidy victory rolls, Cassidy wins!!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall (still AEW All-Atlantic Champion)
Hager’s obsession with his hat costs him, and the champion is still Freshly Squeezed! And of course, Best Friends GROUP- NO, The Factory’s music cuts off the hug! QT Marshall says after Full Gear, there’s a lot of unfinished business. It seems Cassidy has no problem giving out title shots one after another, so… Wait, QT’s mic dies on him. QT still rants as he storms up to the ring, but then the lights turn off! Eerie music plays, and when the lights come back up… JULIA HART is on stage! And she calls forth THE HOUSE OF BLACK!! They’re IN THE RING!! They attack Best Friends!!
The Factory are in shock, but they stay back as Buddy Matthews, Brody King & Malakai Black kick out Best Friends! Fans fire up and The Factory applauds, too. But then the House of Black goes after The Factory! Malakai BOOTS QT, Buddy & Brody BLAST Karter and Johnson! Comoroto gets in but Brody CLOBBERS him! The destruction continues on the outside as the House of Black goes after anyone and everyone they can get their hands on! Referees and presumably the AEW Dark card rush out, but they all get destroyed, too! Malakai tosses one pour soul OFF the ramp! Julia smiles and fans fire up as the House of Black stands tall.
But they’re not done, either! Buddy brings a security guard over, and with Brody, they get him up for the DANTE’S INFERNO on the stage!! Malakai gets a mic and says, “Members of the House of Black… Please rise.” Fans cheer this devastating return, who will the House of Black tear down next?
AEW share “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry’s thoughts from after his Steel Cage Match.
“That was my best friend in the entire world, and at the same time, he’s hurt me worse than almost anybody that I’ve ever met. But at the same time, it was also cathartic to be out there, because all that pain and resentment, it came out. As much as he’s put me through, and as much as I resented him and wanted to kill him, I felt in a way, that we again shared a moment that neither of us will ever forget, and I’m glad that I got to share it with him. And I’m glad I won. I kicked your ass.”
AEW World Title Eliminator Finals: Ethan Page w/ Stokely Hathaway VS Ricky Starks!
The tournament was meant to end at Full Gear, but things happen, and Absolute Ricky Starks couldn’t wrap things up until last Saturday. But now, he and All Ego battle for the chance at the AEW World Championship! Who will MJF be facing when Winter is Coming?
But as the introductions are being made, Stokely has the music stop. “Give it up for the future number one contender for the AEW World Championship, All Ego, Ethaaaaaaaan… PAAAAGE!” Fans boo and Ethan asks, “Oh, you guys don’t like that? You guys think Ricky Starks is gonna win tonight? Well, listen up! When Ricky Starks is in the middle of this ring crying after I beat his ass, all you Chicago babies can join in and cry like the losers you all are!” Fans boo, but then Starks makes his entrance! Fans cheer, but with as much tape as is on Starks, maybe Ethan has a point. The bell rings, fans rally for Ricky as he circles with Ethan.
Ethan and Starks feel things out, knuckle lock, but Ethan kicks him in the bad ribs. Ethan then lounges on the top rope to mock Starks. Starks and Ethan circle again, Starks waistlocks. Ethan wrenches out and hammerlocks, then he CLUBS Starks. Starks staggers away to a corner and Ethan talks trash. Ethan does jumping jacks to mock Starks, then he and Starks circle again. Starks kicks and CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS Ethan! Starks ROCKS Ethan to a corner, fires off hands from all sides, then rains down more fists! Fans fire up as the ref pulls Starks away! Ethan shakes out the cobwebs, and RAMS into the bad ribs!
Ethan bumps Starks off buckles, ROCKS him and follows him to the corner. Ethan ROCKS Starks, RAMS into him, then RAMS into him again! Ethan talks trash to the fans at home, but Starks CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Starks whips corner to corner but Ethan reverses. Starks goes up but Ethan KICKS him out of the air! Stokely cheers and Ethan stomps away on Starks in the corner. The ref counts, Ethan lets off, and Starks staggers away. Ethan has Starks in another corner, KNEES him low, then brings him out. Ethan KNEES Starks low again, soaks up the heat, and fans continue to rally for Starks.
Ethan talks trash on Starks, runs the ropes, but Starks SPEARS Ethan! Fans fire up but both men are down as that took a lot out of Starks, too! Starks flops out of the ring, Ethan goes out after him. Ethan kicks Starks in the ribs, drags him up and RAMS him into railing! Ethan brings Starks along as AEW goes picture in picture.
Ethan RAMS Starks into steel steps! Starks falls back, clutching ribs and shoulder. Ethan soaks up the heat again while the ref checks on Starks. Starks is somehow okay to continue, so Ethan drags Starks up. Ethan DROPS Starks on the railing! Starks is stuck halfway into the front row, but Ethan drags him back. Ethan puts Starks in the ring, stomps him around, and he soaks up more heat as Starks winces from the pain. Ethan stomps Starks, drags him up, but Starks CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Starks runs, but Ethan catches the crossbody to a BACKBREAKER! Ethan springboard STOMPS Starks in the ribs! And again!
Ethan digs his heel into Starks’ body but the ref counts. Ethan lets off, drags Starks back up, and reels Starks in to suplex high and hard! Starks crawls away to a corner while Ethan grins and flexes. Ethan swaggers over to Starks, brings him up, but Starks CHOPS and ROCKS Ethan! Dynamite returns to single picture as Starks throws shot after shot! Starks CHOPS again, Stokely is furious, but Starks ROCKS Ethan in the corner. Ethan ROCKS and CLUBS Starks back, then whips him to a corner. Starks reverses and Ethan hits buckles! Starks runs, Ethan ducks and kicks low. Ethan whips, Starks slips around and hits a TORNADO, but Ethan hangs Starks out to dry!
Starks flops to the apron but Ethan goes out to join him. Ethan drags Starks up, fireman’s carries, but Starks throws elbows! Starks gets in the ring, ROCKS Ethan with a forearm, and Ethan goes to the floor. Fans fire up as Starks builds speed! Starks DIVES, but Stokely saves Ethan! Starks crashes ‘n’ burns and shouts in pain! Ethan and Stokely high-five, but the ref EJECTS Stokely! Ethan and Stokely are furious but the fans love it! Ethan assures Stokely that he can handle this from here, and he drags Starks into the ring. The ref checks on Starks but he’s somehow okay. Ethan climbs, Starks gets up and ROCKS Ethan!
Starks climbs up but Ethan throws hands back. They brawl up top, Starks CLUBS Ethan then throws down fists. Ethan throws body shots back! Ethan scoops Starks but Starks throws elbows! Starks is on the ropes again as eh throws forearms. But Ethan ROCKS Starks, ROCKS him again, but Starks ROCKS Ethan back! Starks stands on the very top!? SUPERPLEX!! Both men are down and fans fire up! Starks crawls but Ethan sits up. Ethan kicks but Starks blocks to throw haymakers! Starks gets around to fire off more shots! Starks ROCKS Ethan, kicks him low, then whips him to ropes. Ethan reverses but Starks returns with a SWINGING NECKBREAKER!
Fans fire up and Starks pumps himself up! Starks drags Ethan up, uses the ropes, TORNADO DDT! Stack cover, TWO!! Ethan is still in this but Starks is too hurt to be frustrated. Starks throws off his elbow pads, drags Ethan back up, and he underhooks the arms! But Ethan RAMS Starks into the corner! And DECKS Starks with a forearm! RIPCORD POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Starks survives but Ethan slashes his throat! Ethan roars and drags Starks back up to gut wrench. Starks slips off to schoolboy, TWO!! Ethan BOOTS Starks, ROUNDHOUSES, and then runs, but Starks dodges! SPEAR!!
Fans fire up as Starks fires up in a corner! ANOTHER SPEAR!! Cover, Starks wins!!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contender to the AEW World Championship)
That was absolutely a gutsy performance! And now, in three weeks, Starks gets his shot at the champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman! Will Starks make MJF look like a transitional champion? Or will MJF be better than Starks, and you know it?
“Waking up Sunday morning, the reality that I was no longer TNT Champion settled in. I was very angry. And I went back to see what exactly happened, because last thing I knew, I was powerbombing Hobbs multiple times, doing what I always do, finishing the symphony and win. Watched the video back, and I see now that it got interrupted by a belt shot to the back of my head. Samoa Joe, you are not the most dangerous man in the room. You are not the TNT Champion, I am. And this is Wardlow’s World.” Will Wardlow hunt down #TwoBeltsJoe and take his belt back?
AEW shares video of the “encounter” between Jade Cargill and Bow Wow.
The UNDEFEATED TBS Champion and her Baddies were celebrating her 42nd win and her regaining physical possession of the belt. However, them ushering people out of the way at the Millennium Tour red carpet got Bow Wow’s attention. Bow Wow had his security usher them out, which got Jade all heated.
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & The Baddies.
Renee is with Jade, Kiera Hogan, Leila Grey, and the returning Red Velvet, and asks them all about what exactly happened with Jade and Bow Wow. No comment. No more clout for that “whack ass rapper.” But Jade is happy to finally have the belt back, with no help at all… Kiera and Leila look to the side while Velvet shrugs. But more importantly, Velvet IS back! And to celebrate, it’ll be a Baddie-bration next week in Indianapolis. Wait, why not tonight? Because been here, done that, whack town, moving on. As for Jade’s legal matters, Mark Sterling is back on retainer.
Smart Mark steps in and says, “As far as the Bow Wow situation is concerned, Jade Cargill’s official statement is, ‘No comment.'” Velvet likes that. Now, time to plan the party. They need balloons, champagne, cake, all green! The Baddies head out but Jade has Kiera stay back. Sterling has a document for her to sign? Kiera is agreeing to the assessment that she did not live up to her end of the deal, and as far as anyone is concerned, Kiera is NOT a Baddie. What?! Kiera gets kicked out just as Velvet comes back to the fold! What is Kiera to do now that she’s been kicked to the curb?
AEW World Trios Championships Best of Seven, Match 2: Death Triangle VS The Elite!
If you’re wondering when the first of this series started, it was at Full Gear. Rey Fenix gave in to the dastardly ways of The Bastard and used the bell hammer against Kenny Omega to secure the win, but that doesn’t sit well with Tony Khan. Will The Cleaner & Young Bucks correct another wrong done to them? Or will Fenix, Penta & Pac go up 2-0 already?
Chicago is chanting for “CM PUNK!” as The Elite make their entrance. Don Callis joins commentary again to put over the God of Wrestling, Kenny Omega. Pac has a face brace given the broken nose he suffered at Full Gear. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and it’s time for round two! Omega steps right up to Fenix given the hammer shot, and he shoves Fenix! Fenix says it’s what the Elite would’ve done! Omega sighs, shakes Fenix’s hand, and then hits a V-TRIGGER! Penta and Pac rush in but they get intercepted by the Bucks! The Bucks stomp and throw them out, then they help Omega stomp Fenix.
Fans boo hard, but Matt WRECKS Penta with a dropkick! Nick DECKS Pac, and Omega drags Fenix up. The Bucks coordinate, they put one out on Penta and Pac, for DOUBLE APRON POWERBOMBS! Omega whips Fenix to SKY HIGH SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Matt whips Penta into railing, then whips him back the other way! Penta runs back at Matt to SLINGBLADE! Nick FLYING RANAS Penta! But Pac runs in to SHOTGUN Nick! Omega DECKS Pac from the apron, and fans boo as he sets up. The Terminator Drums still start, and the Bucks set up the Bastard. Omega says night night, runs, but Fenix SOMERSAULT CUTTERS!
Fenix goes up and up to TORNILLO onto everyone!! Chicago is thunderous, and even sing “OLE~ OLE OLE OLE~!” as Fenix puts Omega back in. Fenix drags Omega up, tags Pac in, snapmare and Penta gets in. They KICK, KICK and KICK, then TRIPLE BASEMENT DROPKICK! Fenix drags Omega into position, Penta runs to wheelbarrow, VICTORY SPLASH MOONSAULT COMBO! Pac covers, TWO! Pac goes to a corner, springboards, but Omega gets under! Omega waistlocks, Pac switches, Omega switches, Pac switches back, Omega elbows out hard! Pac falls, clutching his busted nose, and the ref has Omega back off.
Omega argues with the ref, but Nick PENALTY KICKS Pac! Matt BLASTS the Lucha Brothers! Matt goes up top now and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS! Direct hit on the Lucha Bros, and Nick puts Pac in for Omega. Nick does his best Macho Man while Omega looms over Pac. Omega drags Pac up, Pac ROCKS Omega with forearms! Pac fires off hands, Omega hits back, but Pac ROCKS Omega! Pac runs in but Omega BOOTS him away! Omega runs to KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Omega is annoyed but he tags Matt in. Matt swaggers and jogs around Pac, before dropping the fist! AEW goes picture in picture as Matt stalks Pac to a corner.
Matt stands Pac up to DECK him with a right! Matt drags Pac back up, Nick waves him over, and Matt bumps Pac off Nick’s boot. Nick tags in, stomps Pac around, then he taunts Fenix & Penta with Latino Heat. Nick drags Pac up, Omega and Matt put their feet up, and Nick bumps Pac off both boots! Nick SPITS at Fenix! The ref has to keep Fenix back, and Nick drags Pac up. Tag to Matt, Matt fires up and aims, to slingshot and… Fall on his butt. Maybe copying Hangman is harder than he thought. Nick CLUBS Pac down and stomps him! Matt says his ankle gave out! Seems he’s mocking a certain someone with that.
Matt drags Pac up, grins, and bumps Pac off Nick’s and Omega’s boots! Tag to Omega and Omega says they’re going to go another round! They get fans to count along “FOUR!” but Pac throws body shots! Omega CLUBS Pac, whips him in, but Pac reverses! Omega hits the Bucks’ boots! And then the Lucha Brothers CLOBBER the Bucks! Dynamite returns to single picture, Pac crawls to his corner, but Matt trips Penta off the apron! Omega storms up on Pac, drags him up, and Omega wrenches Pac’s arm, to BITE it! The ref counts, Omega lets off and argues with the ref again. Pac goes to ropes, Omega runs over, but Pac sidesteps to SNAP GERMAN!
Fans fire up while Pac and Omega are both down. Pac crawls, Omega sits up, hot tags to Penta and Matt! Penta CROSSBODIES the Bucks! Then mule kick for Matt, wheelbarrow roll with Nick and DDT for Matt! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Nick! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Matt! Tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER for Omega! Fans are thunderous as Penta tags Fenix. Fenix goes up and up to FLYING ARM-DRAG Matt! Nick kicks Fenix to a corner but is put on the ropes! Fenix CHOPS Matt, knuckle locks and goes up and up again, SUPER STEINER for Nick! Matt SUPERKICKS Fenix! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK back!
Fans are electric as everyone is down around ringside! Fenix and Matt crawl for their corners, hot tags to Pac and Omega! Omega swings but misses! Pac SOBATS, KICKS, “This is Awesome!” as Pac SOBATS again. Pac runs but into a cheap shot! Matt grins, Omega V-TRIGGERS from behind! SNAP DRAGON! Tag to Nick, tag to Matt, and the Bucks BLAST the Lucha Brothers. The Bucks sit Pac up, and they pull the face brace off!! The ref reprimands but it isn’t really illegal to do that. Pac throws body shots on Nick! And on Matt! Omega CLUBS Pac, then goes to the corner to tag back in. Omega then tags Matt back in, and all three surround Pac.
Pac sits up, the Elite fire sup, TRIPLE SUPERKICK! Cover, the Lucha Bros break it! The Bucks throw Penta out, then Fenix. Nick builds speed and goes up, up and ESCALARAS to take out the Lucha Bros! Matt tags Omega in and Pac is on the ropes. Omega says BANG and runs, V-TRIGGER!! Then the Electric Chair Lift, ONE-WINGED- NO! Pac slips off, kicks and whips but Omega reverses to fireman’s carry! Fans boo, he better not! GO TO SLEEP!!! Cover, TWO!?!? The Bastard survives and Omega is furious!! Omega tags Matt, Matt drags Pac up and Nick sets up on the apron. But Fenix tightrope walks to KICK Nick!
Pac victory rolls, TWO!! Omega runs in but Fenix dumps him out! Fenix DIVES to take out Nick and Omega at the ramp! Pac dodges Matt, waistlocks, but Matt gets to ropes. The ref is checking on everyone on the outside, Matt LOW BLOWS Pac! Fans boo and Alex Abrahantes points it out, but the damage is done! Matt gets the bell hammer! But Penta slithers up behind him to shout, “CERO! MIEDO!” But DOS HAMMERS! BAM to Matt!! Pac covers, Death Triangle wins!!
Winners: Death Triangle, by pinfall (lead the series 2-0)
Fenix and Penta argue about resorting to the hammers all over again, but in the end, they’re up big on The Elite! Will Death Triangle look to finish this off before the New Year? Or will Omega & The Bucks get on the board in Indianapolis?
Renee Paquette is on stage.
“Chicago, what a night we have had so far! Now, I am out here with a massive announcement that pertains to the Women’s Division. Due to the extent of the injuries to the AEW Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa, and the uncertainty of when she could return to action, AEW and Thunder Rosa have reached a mutual agreement. AEW management has been forced to ask Thunder Rosa to relinquish the championship. Thunder Rosa was a fighting champion for AEW, she is willing to step aside and forfeit the title to the benefit of AEW, but more importantly, to the benefit of all of the women of AEW.
“Now that being said, please join me in welcoming your NEW AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter!” Fans cheer as the interim is no longer interim, and Hayter walks out on stage with Britt and Rebel. This is the Hayter Era and Renee congratulates her. How does she feel? Britt speaks up to say, “Renee, thank you for telling all these people what they already knew, and that is that Jamie Hayter is the undisputed AEW Women’s World Champion! And let me let you in on a little secret, Ne-Ne. We were never even considering the word ‘interim,’ it’s not even in our vocabulary. Now take this mic, step aside, and let the champ walk to the ring.”
Britt follows Hayter, and they’re ready to take on some hungry competition. Will “The Killer & The Pillar” crush the hopes of four contenders all at once? Or will someone snatch a golden ticket off Hayter on the way to the holidays?
Triple Threat Tag: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter w/ Rebel VS TayJay VS Willow Nightingale & Sky Blue!
AEW returns as the Jericho Appreciation Society’s Brazilian Goddess and Star of the Show make their entrance. In this kind of Triple Threat, only two teams are legal at any time, so Tay steps to the champ! Tay and Hayter tie up, Hayter wrenches and wristlocks. Tay endures, pries free to wrench back and she hammerlocks. Tay then waistlocks, but Hayter headlocks back. Hayter hits a takeover, Tay rolls her to a cover, ONE! Hayter holds on, Tay fights up but can’t power out as Hayter holds on tight. Tay powers out to a headlock of her own, but Hayter powers out to run Tay over. Tay gets up into a kick and whip, and Hayter runs her over again.
Hayter hauls Tay up but Anna gets in! TayJay double suplex but Hayter fights that, to DOUBLE SUPLEX TayJay! Fans fire up and Hayter drags Tay up to SNAP HAMMER! Cover, TWO! Hayter drags Tay up, bumps her off buckles, and she tags Britt. Britt fires forearms on Tay, CHOKES her, and then lets off at the count. Hayter CHOKES Tay but Tay fights though. Britt full nelsons and snapmares Tay to a ghost pin, TWO! Britt fires forearms on Tay, whips her to ropes, then follows, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then SLINGBLADES! Cover, TWO! Britt brings Tay up, but Tay wrenches out to ROCK Britt! Tay brings Britt around, tags Jay, and they double suplex Britt!
Britt flounders to tag in Willow! Willow runs in but Anna ROCKS her first! Anna whips Willow to the corner, Tay whips her in, but Willow dodges Anna to ROCK Tay and whip her into Anna! Willow SANDWICHES then LARIATS TayJay! Snapmare and BOOT for Anna! Willow scoops Anna to SLAM her! Skye runs in to wheelbarrow with Willow, WHEELBARROW SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Willow frowns and brings Anny up. Willow whips, Anna reverses, and Tay gets a cheap shot in! Willow swings on Tay but Tay HOTSHOTS her! Anna THROWS Willow out hard, then Tay drags her up! Tay whips Willow hard into railing!
Anna soaks up the heat while Tay puts Willow in, and AEW goes picture in picture. Anna CHOKES Willow on the ropes, lets off as the ref counts, and she bumps Willow off buckles. Anna fires forearms, tags in Tay, and they pull Willow’s hair. Tay BOOTS Willow, then brings her around to snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Tay is frustrated but she drags Willow up to CLUB away on her. Tay drags Willow up but Willow fires forearms back! Tay DECKS Willow! Tay drags Willow up, RAMS her into the corner, then tags Anna. Anna runs in to back elbow! Anna stands Willow up to dig her boot in! The ref counts, Anna lets off, and Willow fires off forearms!
Willow fireman’s carries but Anna slips off to ROCK Willow again. Anna kicks her around, then CHOKES Willow on the mat. The ref counts, Anna lets off, and she bumps Willow off buckles. Anna ROCKS Willow, CHOKES her, then tags Tay. Anna still CHOKES Willow until Tay stomps Willow down. Tay CHOKES Willow on the ropes! Tag to Anna, she drags Willow up, but Willow powers her way towards the DMD corner! Tay rushes in to CLUB Willow to stop that, then she takes over with the DD TAY! Cover, Britt breaks it! TayJay talk trash with Killer & Pillar, but Sky e tags in! Skye goes up, and CROSSBODIES TayJay!
Fans fire up as Chicago’s own SMASHES Jay! Dynamite returns to single picture, Skye whips and SHINING WIZARDS Jay at the ropes, then SUPERKICKS her down! Skye SUPER- NO, Jay blocks and spins Skye but Skye KICKS Anna down! Cover, Hayter breaks it! Hayter whips Jay to the corner, Britt tags in off Jay, and Hayter ELBOWS Jay down! Britt runs at Skye to spin her and FISHERMAN SCREW! But Willow is in to fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Jay rushes in to HOOK KICK! Hayter BOOTS Jay! Tay BOOTS Hayter! Skye and Tay DOUBLE LARIAT! They stay up, to DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSE!
Skye and Tay still stand, Skye SUPERKICKS Tay! Tay wobbles around, into the CODE BLUE!! But Britt SUPERKICKS Skye! Britt feeds Skye to the HATE BREAKER! Then CURB STOMP! Cover, Britt & Hayter win!
Winners: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter, by pinfall
The Pillar & The Killer are still a successful tag team, and the Hayter Era begins! Who will be the first to step up to the new champion?
Backstage interview with FTR and Top Flight.
Renee is with “two of the best tag teams in all of AEW,” and Dante & Darius had something to say. But Dax Harwood speaks up first. He doesn’t throw out compliments a lot, but he must say, Darius had a string of bad luck but he’s always been impressive. And Top Flight with AR Fox almost became World Trios Champions last week. That impressed Dax, too. So what he wants from now on, for the next few decades to come, is Top Flight to take over tag team wrestling. Darius appreciates that, but there’s a reason Top Flight wanted to talk. And speaking of impressed, Top Flight’s been impressed with FTR for years.
Darius says it is a dream match, Top Flight VS FTR. So if they’re all impressed, FTR will put the ROH World Tag Team Championships on the line for Black Friday Rampage. Cash says they have always liked Top Flight, and they don’t say no to a fight. They’re on! They all shake hands, and Dante says, “Top Flight, out.” Dax says that’s clever, but that’s kinda FTR’s thing. Will the ROH World Tag titles still be FTR’s thing after the special afternoon Rampage?
The Acclaimed is here!
Max Caster & Anthony Bowens finally settled things with Swerve & Keith, and they’re still AEW World Tag Team Champions! Caster has a rap ready, “Acclaimed back at it with the story of the year, cuz we broke up Keith & Swerve at Full Gear. New champs, Hayter, MJF, but Acclaimed retained, we’re staying at the apex. You wanna shot, put your name on the ballot, and get your nuts slapped like Lethal & Jarrett! Yo, we cuttin’ all the dead weight. Chicago knows, it’s Acclaimed Every Wednesday!” Bowens says, “CHICAGOOOO~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Cut the music.” The music stops and fans sing, “OH~ Scissor Me, Daddy~!”
Bowens says, “Chicago, it’s good to be back! And there’s’ a lot to be thankful for. It’s Thanksgiving Eve! Starting with Max and I retaining the AEW tag team titles, further proving that EVERYONE! LOVES! The Acclaimed! And not only that. My shoulder’s feeling better. But most importantly…” Billy Gunn unwraps the fingers! So of course, “SCISSOR ME, DADDY ASS~!” But then Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh interrupt from the tron. Sonjay has them stop right there. Did he just hear their names come outta the Acclaimed’s mouths?! Lethal warns them to keep Jarrett’s name out their freakin’ mouths!
Speaking of, Double J steps into frame to say, “Listen up, Slap Max! And you two, Daddy Ass, and Junior Ass, and all you other AEW ass clowns! You wanna talk smack? Well Max, I’ll give you something to rap about. Acclaimed, you best be watching your backs.” Fans chant, “TNA SUCKS!” and Billy says, “Somebody get that old ass off my screen, would ya?” Fans cheer for that! Billy has pull around here cuz he’s Billy. And now, the moment everyone’s been waiting for… Chicago, SCISSOR TIME!! And the fingers scissor!! The Acclaimed doesn’t sweat Double J and Jay, but will the #LethalOutlaws come for the gold soon enough?
ROH World Championship: Chris Jericho VS Tomohiro Ishii!
The Wizard is still “Ring of Jericho” Champion after Full Gear because, whether he wanted to or not, Sammy Guevara played his part in that Fatal 4 Way. But now, the Stone Pitbull is coming after Le Champion! Will Ishii prove he’s not that Young Lion Jericho remembers? Or will Jericho check another name off the list?
The introductions are made by Bobby Cruise, the belt is raised, and we see if even Ishii must hail #THEOCHO!
The bell rings and Jericho already flips off Chicago. And then he flips off Ishii. Ishii just steps to Jericho, Jericho tells him he’s a BAKA KOUHAI (stupid junior), but then Ishii SLAPS him! Jericho snarls and SLAPS back! Ishii SLAPS, Jericho SLAPS, it’s a SLAP fight! SLAP SLAP SLAP SLAP SLAP and fans fire up as the shots keep going! Ishii ROCKS Jericho with that last one, then snapmares to KICK him! Jericho winces and rolls out of the ring. Ishii waits on Jericho, and even holds the ropes open for his senpai. Jericho doesn’t accept, he gets in on the other side. Jericho throws forearms but Ishii eggs him on!
Jericho throws forearm after forearm but Ishii doesn’t budge! Then Ishii starts throwing forearms in return! Fans fire up as the forearms go back and forth now! Forearm after forearm after forearm, but then Jericho gets the edge! Jericho runs, into a SAIDO! Ishii runs but Jericho avoids the sliding lariat! But Ishii blocks the Code Breaker! Ishii throws Jericho away, but Jericho ducks Ishii’s enziguri! Fans fire up as the two stand off. Jericho and Ishii check their cheeks, they circle again, and they tie up again. Jericho and Ishii are in a deadlock, Jericho headlocks, but Ishii powers out. They RAM shoulders, and they yell at each other!
Ishii runs, RAMS Jericho, then Jericho runs to RAM Ishii! Ishii rebounds to run Jericho over! Fans fire up and Ishii finally feels those collisions. Jericho goes to a corner, Ishii storms over, but Jericho SLAPS! SLAPS! SLAPS! Ishii just eggs Jericho on, then SLAPS back! And CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS and Ishii winces. Ishii CHOPS and Jericho sputters! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, and Jericho staggers back. Jericho snarls, CHOPS, but Ishii CHOPS back! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, repeat! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP, then they both wobble as they clutch their stinging chests while AEW goes picture in picture.
Jericho CHOPS again, but Ishii CHOPS again! Jericho roars, CHOPS, CHOPS, and CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS in return! Jericho drops to his knees and Ishii finally feels the pain. Ishii taunts Jericho-senpai, and Jericho comes back to CHOP! Ishii CHOPS, the CHOP fight is back on! Jericho’s chest is bleeding from one spot! But Jericho still CHOPS Ishii! Ishii CHOPS back! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Ishii just keeps hitting that bloody spot! But Jericho CHOPS back! Ishii CHOPS again! Ishii eggs Jericho on, then CHOPS again! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii CHOPS, they just keep going!
Ishii CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Jericho wobbles to ropes but Ishii CHOPS him more and more! The ref warns about getting up high, but then Jericho blocks to COHP and CHOP and CHOP in return! Jericho’s arm is tiring out! But he still CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, repeat! The CHOPS go harder and harder, and Chicago gives this a standing ovation! Jericho CHOPS, Ishii ROARS, Jericho CHOPS! Ishii CHOPS, Jericho CHOPS, and they CHOP as Dynamite returns to single picture! Jericho’s chest is so red, and not even from the blood! Fans hope they “CHOP FOREVER!” At this rate, they just might!
The CHOPS just keep going, and Jericho finally gets the edge! But Ishii just roars again! To CHOP Jericho off his feet!! Jericho sits up a bloody mess, Ishii rests against ropes, and fans are loving this. Jericho and Ishii get back up, to CHOP even more!! Ishii CHOPS Jericho to the corner, he keeps giving CHOPS, then he whips corner to corner. Jericho reverses, but Ishii comes back to run him over! Jericho goes to a corner, Ishii runs in and Jericho BOOTS him! Jericho runs to LARIAT Ishii into the corner! Jericho fires off point blank clotheslines over and over! Ishii sits but Jericho keeps after him with stomps!
The ref backs Jericho off, and he drags Ishii back up. Jericho CHOPS Ishii, then climbs up to rain down fists! Jericho goes all the way to nine but Ishii brings him out to POWERBOMB! Stack cover, TWO!! Ishii and Jericho are both down and fans rally up. Ishii rises first, and he waits on Jericho. Ishii runs, LARIATS, but Jericho stays up! Jericho eggs Ishii on, Ishii runs but Jericho BOOTS him! Ishii roars at Jericho, Jericho roars back! They both run, and Jericho CLOBBERS Ishii with the cross chop! Ishii is on the apron, Jericho triangle jumps, into an ELBOW from Ishii! Ishii drags Jericho up, to suplex!
Jericho fights the suplex, is on the apron, and he kicks low to APRON DDT!! Both men are down and fans lose their minds! The ring count starts while both men are down. Ishii stirs at 4 of 10, but Jericho slowly stands at 6. Jericho ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS him back, and they go forearm for forearm! They hear the count reach 9 and they both slide in! Jericho ROCKS Ishii, Ishii ROCKS Jericho, and the forearms keep going! Ishii falls, Jericho kicks him around! Jericho runs, into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Jericho gets up, he GERMAN SUPLEXES Ishii! But Ishii is up, only to run into another GERMAN SUPLEX!
Ishii is up! But hen he falls back down! Jericho LIONSAULTS! Cover, ONE?!?! Fans are thunderous and Jericho is shocked! Jericho ROCKS Ishii, and hits a CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!!! Ishii survives and no one can believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Jericho waits on Ishii. Ishii slowly rises, Jericho runs in, but Ishii swats the Judas Effect to HEADBUTT Jericho down! Fans are thunderous as Ishii roars again! Ishii sits Jericho up, runs and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives but Ishii just roars again! Ishii drags Jericho up, but Jericho suplexes! Ishii fights that but Jericho trips him!
Jericho has the legs, he turns but Ishii bridges to throw Jericho! Ishii STEALS THE CODE BREAKER! Fans are thunderous and Ishii runs, to LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!!! Jericho is still in this! Ishii drags Jericho up, suplexes, but Jericho fights! Jericho wrenches, Ishii fires forearms and boxing elbows! ENZI- NO, Jericho blocks the kick! WALLS OF JERICHO!!! Ishii endures as Jericho sits deep! Fans are thunderous as Ishii crawls and claws around, but Jericho drags him away from ropes! Ishii still fights, tucks and rolls but Jericho throws down forearms! Jericho turns Ishii around again, LION TAMER!!! Ishii endures, but he FLIPS JERICHO OFF! Then he taps! Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by submission (still ROH World Champion)
The Ocho did it without cheating! Jericho may not realize it, but he might be just as much a pro-wrestler as anyone! But he still wants after Ian Riccaboni!? Instead, CLAUDIO comes out to DECK Jericho! The Swiss Superman sends a message to Le Champion, we will see these two fight at Final Battle?
What a great post-PPV episode for AEW. When MJF wasn’t advertised for showing up tonight, I just knew he was doubling down on being a Heel by acting high and mighty now that he’s world champion. But we got a great segment from Regal, Bryan and Moxley. Moxley is understandably PISSED, and Bryan defending Regal was also great stuff. This isn’t necessarily Blackpool Combat Club breaking up so much as Regal defecting to MJF’s side, but this is just one more nail in the coffin. And they even kept “MJF never really fired The Firm” alive, since Starks won the Eliminator Tournament in a great match with Ethan Page. MJF VS Starks is going to be great stuff, and this whole MJF era is going to be a lot of fun.
I actually liked that Keith and Swerve didn’t argue or fight on camera, because this is a very creative take on a tag team breaking up. I feel like them reuniting as a team isn’t likely, but even if they do, it is only inevitable that they finally come to blows and have their own singles feud. Great stuff from Cassidy VS Hager, especially with all the antics surrounding the purple bucket hat. Cassidy retains, of course, but I like that the House of Black used this opportunity to return and just beat the crap out of everyone. I am thinking Malakai gets in on the All-Atlantic title, and we could see Buddy & Brody go for the tag titles.
Wardlow of course wants the TNT title, and I’m thinking they set up a match for Winter is Coming. Joe can go to Final Battle as a double champion, probably stay double champion, and then we’ll see if Wardlow can take the TNT title off Joe. Good promo from The Baddies but a shame that Kiera was the most loyal Baddie yet she’s the one getting kicked out. Maybe Kiera teams up with Diamante and they go after Jade together. It’s also great that the “interim” is gone, Hayter is THE champion (and apparently Toni Storm will be retroactively). Now all we need is her to break away from Britt. We did get a great Triple Threat Tag with Hayter and Britt winning, and I wonder if Britt ends up the #1 contender, compelling her and Hayter to have a match. After all, wins and losses matter.
Though, that doesn’t explain Lethal & Jarrett calling out The Acclaimed like they’re up next or something. Jarrett & Lethal lost to Sting & Darby, it should be Sting & Darby up next, except that not even AEW does Faces VS Faces or Heels VS Heels. Top Flight VS FTR is going to be awesome, but I think FTR wins, and then they can set up something for Final Battle. Still expecting it to be Austin & Colten Gunn, they have been getting at FTR so much that it just makes sense.
That Trios Championship Best of Seven match was awesome stuff, but also what a wild moment because fans were loud for both sides of the CM Punk argument. Most of Chicago was pro-Punk but there was still a vocal minority saying “F CM Punk.” The Elite added on by trolling Punk with mocking how Punk hurt himself doing the Buckshot and what not. To my surprise, The Elite didn’t win this one, either! And it was because Penta used a hammer! It seems all of Death Triangle is going to have to come to terms with Heel tactics if the team is to stick together. As for The Elite, they may have to keep an eye on those hammers. I’m thinking The Elite make a comeback no later than Winter is Coming. And I would think this goes all the way to the seventh match, that’s how epic these two teams are.
And that was an awesome main event! Jericho, for all his character’s talk of sports entertainment being superior, reminded everyone that he is an icon for a reason. He and Ishii really brought the Strong Style, but I had a feeling Jericho was going to retain. And Claudio clobbering Jericho as he was calling out Riccaboni was good stuff. Clearly, Claudio VS Jericho is happening at Final Battle, and that could be an epic match on the level of this main event. I honestly can’t be sure who else AEW can bring in for Jericho to face, but I can’t see Jericho losing the title just yet. Maybe the Jericho Appreciation Society will bring out a list of former ROH champions to face.
My Score: 9/10
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